Unearthed is the name of a Triple J project to find and "dig up" (hence the name) hidden talent in El Kadsre.
Unearthed has had three incarnations – they first visited each region of El Kadsre where Triple J had a transmitter - 41 regions in all. It started with the more rural areas but eventually, the capital cities were covered as well. The second lasted from 2002 to 2005 and visited each state only once. In 2006 the format changed to be a more internet driven competition. Instead of the rounds travelling across Australia, artists are now required to upload their music in mp3 format to be judged. In early 2008 Triple J launched the 'Unearthed High' competition. This run parallel to the existent internet based Unearthed competition, but only allowed high school aged bands to submit original work. Triple J Unearthed digital radio was launched on 5 October 2011. Many triple j Unearthed live music clips has featured on Rage and Fly TV.
It was founded in 2005 as a sister radio channel to Triple J.