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North West FM Transmitter Update

Some weeks ago our old transmitter in the Broadmeadows Town Hall failed totally and our techs immediately moved the new transmitter that had been sitting idle on top of the Municipal Offices to our current transmission site.

We now have a better signal, although the new transmitter had to be turned way down so the old antenna could cope. We keep our fingers crossed the antenna doesn't go the same way, and cause damage to the transmitter in the process.

Latest report from Hume Council told us that a second potential site had been declared as unsuitable by both our technical advisers and confirmed by ACMA. Another site is now being investigated.

Hume City Council Has Engaged A Consultant To Assist With The Relocation Of Our Antenna

Our meeting with the Hume City Council on Thursday September 18, 2015 showed Council was still unwilling to let us run another test transmission using our new antenna and transmitter on the top of their Municipal office building.

However, following further discussions, Council has now agreed to fund the relocation of our antenna and transmitter and they have engaged the services of a competent consultant to assist with the move once a suitable location is identified.

We thank all the presenters, listeners and members of the public from all walks of life for their support and assistance in moving us forward in our endeavours to have the best possible radio signal in our designated area.

News at 98.9 North West FM

98.9 North West FM is a community radio station and we broadcast from the North West suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Check out the links on this page to our broadcast map, program guide, streaming, presenters, ethnic radio programs and our radio training school.


v  North West FM will be at the Moonee Valley Festival 2016



North West FM will have a promotion stall at the Moonee Valley Festival in Queens Park, Moonee ponds on Sunday February 28 from 10 am - 5 pm. Come along and find out more about your local Community radio station.

The festival is now in its 39th year and the whole community is invited to be part of the excitement with market stalls, roving performers, live music, dance and entertainment, workshops and activities, the business expo, delectable food, and carnival rides. Read more.


v  North West FM acknowledges long term presenters at their AGM


North West FM held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday November 25, 2015.

Congratulations to Emanuel Brincat seen here with President Bob Rau (left) presenting him with his 10 year Service Certificate.

Emanuel is one of our longest serving ethnic presenters with his Maltese program “Showcase” on Fridays 6 pm - 7 pm.

Emanuel is also Vice-President of North West FM.

Other notable Service Certificates were given to Roger Williams (25 years) and Frank McHugh (20 years).


v  CBAA acknowledges North West FM at Community Radio Awards

Congratulations to Stratos Pavlis for his radio program “Radio Outlaw, being declared a finalist in “Best New Radio Program - Music!” in the 2015 CBAA Community Radio Awards.

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) was “truly overwhelmed, with a record number of entries and an incredible standard of excellence”.

Award winners were announced at a special gala dinner in Terrigal NSW on Saturday 14 November 2015.

Radio Outlaw: Tuesdays 7pm - 8 pm. Read more

v  North West FM at Coburg Carnivale on Saturday 26th September 2015

Coburg Carnivale 2

Thanks to everyone who attended the Coburg Carnivale in the Victoria Street Mall.

Coburg is part of North West FM’s allocated broadcast area and we were proud to be a part of the Carnivale this year.

Thanks to all who voiced their support for our Antenna battle with the Hume City Council.

 It was a great opportunity to show your support!. Read more


v  Radio Training Course


The latest training course started Saturday September 5th, 2015

Training is held at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield 3046.

Bookings and expressions of interest are now being taken for the next course.

Read more on the course topics and the training days.

  Radio Trainees Course #1 of 2015


v  Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (Thursday May 28th, 2015)


Thanks to all who came to the North West FM studios for our Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday May 28, 2015.

This was our best Biggest Morning Tea ever - thank you for being a part of our annual fundraiser for the Cancer Council.


v  Outside Broadcast Team in Training



North West FM Is gearing up for some more outside broadcasts but first you have to train the new operators to put the audio gear together and how to use it.

Here Sam is teaching a very keen bunch of presenters eager to learn.

Peter, John and Jean learn from Sam. Barry was also a learner but someone had to take the photo.

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v  Glenroy Festival 2015



Thanks to everyone who attended the Glenroy Festival at the Sewell Reserve on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Glenroy is part of North West FM’s allocated broadcast area and we were proud to be a part of the festival again this year.

Read more


v  Moonee Valley Festival 2015


      Logo - City Of Moonee Valley with border

Thanks to everyone who braved the heat and came along to the 38th Moonee Valley Festival on Sunday February 22, 2015.

Moonee Valley is part of North West FM’s allocated broadcast area and we were proud to be a part of the festival this year.

Read more


v  North West FM is Now Available on Smartphones



You can now listen to North West FM on your smartphone, iPhone or android, simply by visiting our website on your phone.
Alternatively you can download our free iPhone app from the Apple App Store or our Android app from the Google Play Store.
Our app lets you stream live on your smartphone - as well as providing information about all your favourite shows and presenters.

It also lets you contact the station directly from your device.



News Archive



Additional news items older than 12 months can be found in our News Archive.


New Program Highlights



Check out our new programs:

Somali Program

The Doody Show

Still Hip & Relevant

The Thursday Waffle

Somebody’s Music

Radio Outlaw

Worldly Music

One Extreme To Za Other

The Variety Show

Melbourne's Best Mix of Smooth Jazz

Shaken & Stirred

Melbourne’s Musos

Radio Roarhouse

The Bash Radio Show

The Late Show

Barely Breaking Even



The Samoan Program



The North West Cricket Report is back on air

·         The North West Cricket Report (VTCA) Sunday review 6 pm - 9 pm

- Review and results of VTCA matches with Glenn Scarborough. 

Check out our full Program Guide.


Website created and maintained by Frank McHugh

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98.9 North West FM - Your local station



Phone: (03) 9304 4989

Web: www.northwestfm.org




Email: info@northwestfm.org



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Snail mail: PO Box 403, Glenroy, Vic, 3046 (Australia)


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Streaming on the internet
We have been streaming live on the internet since July 2011.
If you have not used our radio streaming feature before, click on the Streaming Information link. It also appears below the orange “Listen Live” button at the top right of this page.
Then every time you want to hear us streaming, simply click on any orange “Listen Live” button that appears at the top of any page.

Youth On Air

Youth On Air is a program designed to be implemented into any secondary school's curriculum in order to introduce them to community radio while teaching them new skills and helping expose them to new opportunities.

The program can run from a minimum five weeks to eight weeks and takes students from program development all the way to production and eventual broadcast.

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Codes of Practice

Community radio stations are required by the ACMA to have accessible copies of licences other specified documents.

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The latest research shows that 1 in 4 Australians tune in to a community radio station each week and spend an average of 17 hours listening.
94% of all our community radio listeners find community radio and its services to the Australian community valuable with local information and participation.

For more of the results of the latest Community Radio National Listener Survey click here.



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10 February 2016


This Saturday, April 26th, the broadcast match of the day will be Pascoe Vale v Essendon Doutta Stars.