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A very generous listener found the following recording in a vault, on a solid gold LP. I was able to play the record back and transfer it to digital format, and was very interested to find on it a broadcast from long, long ago with some startling resonances for our present moment.
The record sleeve had a number of strange engavings on it, which my household Reformed Egyptian expert kindly translated for me:
"RADIO FREE SHEMLON: A MESSAGE FROM A LOYAL SERVANT OF THE LAST TRUE KING TO ALL THE UNIFIED LANDS OF LAMAN, CONSERNING THAT USURPER AMALACKIAH WHO HAS STOLEN OUR LANDS AND HEARTS AS HIS FOREFATHER NEPHI STOLE THE RECORDS OF GOLD, COMPASS OF BRASS, AND BLADE OF STEEL FROM OUR FATHERS.
MAY THOSE WITH EARS, HEAR. MAY THOSE WITH EYES, SEE. MAY THOSE WITH HEARTS OPEN THEM TO GIVE PLACE TO MY WORDS; AND MAY ALL WHO SEE THE DANGER OF THESE DAYS PUT THEIR SHOULDERS TO THE WHEEL BESIDE ME!"
We here at MTRW were astounded by what we heard. We're very grateful to be able to share this strange artifact with you now, and hope many will learn something from those who recorded it in days gone by. We believe the lessons of those ancient times may also be of use in our own days.