Hell yeah, folks. Might be time to set the ole’ digital radio to Triple J Unearthed tomorrow, because the national broadcaster’s talent identifying station is set to serve up an entire day’s worth of Indigenous treats in a special NAIDOC Week event.
Tomorrow, the station will dedicate an entire 24 hour cycle to airing young, exciting, up-and-coming Indigenous artists and nothing else, celebrating NAIDOC Week in a wholly unique and very good way.
The broadcast forms the largest block of Triple J’s network-wide NAIDOC Week programming, which forms part of the ABC’s annual push to highlight Indigenous artists, presenters, performers, and stories throughout the special week.
The 24-hour block of programming will also include a special edition of TOPS hosted by Kritty Baker, which will feature the national radio premiere of the debut single from hip-hop trio Oetha.
The week will also see a special NAIDOC collaboration between Alice Skye, Ziggy Ramo, and Trials of A.B. Original, that will see the group write and record a new song throughout the week – with daily progress updates being filed on Triple J Drive – before the completed product is uploaded to Unearthed on Thursday afternoon.
In addition, Triple J Unearthed’s feature artist for the week has been revealed as hip-hop artist and Gumbaynggirr man, Tasman Keith, whose music will be peppered throughout Unearthed’s regular rotation all week long.
Now that right there? That’s a good time by anyone’s estimation.
The 24-hour NAIDOC Week broadcast begins tomorrow on Triple J Unearthed digital radio.Image: Getty Images / Lisa Maree Williams