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Item #: SCP-3734

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3734 is to be kept in the research wing of Site-15 connected to a reel-to-reel recorder, through an external amplifier. Recordings are to be made on reels at the size of 26.67 cm, and are to archive every 12 hour broadcast received on SCP-3734. The tapes are to run at 4.76 cm/s, to preserve the quality of recording, with tapes being changed every 6 hours and 24 minutes. All recordings are to be kept in the storage wings of Site-15. The maintenance and playback of these recordings are restricted to those with Level 3 security clearance.

Description: SCP-3734 is a small transistor radio of unknown make or model, constructed of a red-colored plastic with a gold-colored disc used to adjust tuning. It contains a small plastic wheel on the side of the device to adjust volume, and a 3.5mm jack to output sound to other devices, such as headphones. Testing has revealed that any transmissions received on SCP-3734 cannot be recorded onto any formats newer than the compact cassette, and will, in fact, damage any newer recording medium upon attempts to record onto it.

Along with the inability to record SCP-3734's output onto newer formats, SCP-3734 has only shown the ability to receive two radio stations, identified as SCP-3734-A and SCP-3734-B.

SCP-3734-A is a news station for the town of ████████, CA, even though no radio station exists there. The newscaster for SCP-3734-A, who only identifies himself as Charlie, opens each broadcast with the date of said broadcast, which have fallen on seemingly random dates. A notable example of this is when he closed a broadcast with the date of January 3rd, 1955, and opened the next broadcast with the date of October 9th, 1959. The claimed dates of said broadcasts tend to range from the 1950s to the early 1960s. Another anomalous property of SCP-3734-A is that, infrequently, it will provide news that corresponds to past, and sometimes future events. So far it has recalled: Brazil's victory in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, Mikhail Gorbachev's resignation from his position as President of the USSR, and the victory of George W. Bush in the 2000 US Presidential elections. It has also predicted several events that took place after the SCP Foundation began recording SCP-3734's transmissions, such as the US Military's intervention in Syria (Recorded ██████ █, 2007). Often times, news reports will contain interviews with eyewitnesses and others relevant to the news. Their names and interviews often correlate with previously documented interviews found in other radio broadcasts pertaining to the event.

SCP-3734-B is a music station playing what it describes as "the best hits of yesterday and today". However, like the reports given on SCP-3734-A, the selection of played songs falls within a range of songs released in the 1950s through the early 1960s. The selected songs correlate with the date given on SCP-3734-A. SCP-3734-B is the only station to broadcast commercials, and the products advertised on the channel follow the same pattern as the songs and historical events, falling in a range from the 1950s to the early 1960s.

SCP-3734 was found in a vintage electronics store in ███████████, WA, where it was advertised as a radio that could "hear the past". Class B amnestics were administrated to several employees and one individual who had intended to originally purchase SCP-3734.

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