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North West FM Antenna Update

April 2017: More good news! Preliminary investigative work has been completed on the new site for the Antenna, and the Australian Communication and Media Authority will soon be contacted for their approval so the project can move on. 

As far as we are aware, the end of June 2017 has been set as a time when we can expect to have the process complete and the antenna and transmitter operating from the new site - but watch this space!

In the meantime - if your signal is less than adequate, you can listen via the “Listen Live” streaming link on this website.  

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News at 98.9 North West FM

98.9 North West FM is a community radio station. 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.


North West FM will be at the Glenroy Festival on Sunday April 30


Glenroy Festival

The Glenroy Festival will return to Bridget Shortell Reserve, (at the Old Glenroy Primary School site), 50 Wheatsheaf Rd, Glenroy on Sunday April 30 from 12 noon til 4 pm.

Come down for an afternoon of delightful music, dance, activities for the kids and delicious food stalls. A festival that celebrates the vibrant community of Glenroy. North West FM will also be there.

A Moreland City Council event.  Read more


Essendon District Football League (EDFL) Match of the Day Broadcasts


The EDFL has chosen the Premier Division game between Maribyrnong Park and Pascoe Vale on Saturday April 22nd as the broadcast Match Of The Day.

The Match Of The Day for Anzac Day, Tuesday April 25th will be the Division 1 game between Glenroy and Westmeadows

Listen to the match broadcast from 2 pm to 5 pm followed by the EDFL Post Game Show from 5 pm to 5.30 pm.

Tune in to "EDFL Tonight" on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7.30 pm for a preview of the week’s matches. Listen to the live broadcasts on 98.9 FM or via our live streaming on the internet.


Our latest  Radio Training Course started on Sunday April 2, 2017


We run regular radio training courses over 5 days on weekends.

The most recent radio training course started on Sunday April 2, 2017 and runs until Sunday April 23.

Courses are run at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield 3046.

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


Calder Cannons and Coburg Football Club - Pathway To The Top


The Calder Cannons (TAC Cup) and the Coburg Football Club (VFL) present a new show on North West FM “Pathway To The Top” on Wednesdays from 5 pm to 6 pm.

The show will feature interviews, reviews and previews of games from both clubs


EDFL Tonight returns to North West FM


“EDFL Tonight” is back on North West FM and can be heard on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm. Adem Saricaoglu & Adrian Jamieson will discuss everything going on around the EDFL

Each week they will have live guests to review and preview all the on-field action.


Moonee Valley Festival on Sunday February 26, 2017



Residents of Moonee Valley have been coming together each year for a fun summer day in Queens Park since 1977.

98.9 North West FM was part of the 2017 Moonee Valley Festival. This special event celebrated the Moonee Valley Festival’s 40 year history of bringing our community together. Read more

This is a Moonee Valley City Council community festival.


2016 VTCA Cricket Award for Glenn (Scatters) Scarborough


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At the recent annual general meeting of the Victorian Turf Cricket Association, Scatters was awarded Life Membership for services to the competition through his Sunday night program the North West Amateur Cricket Report. Believe it or not he was rendered speechless and close to tears. He became Life Member No. 40 of an association that has been running for 114 years. Congratulations and well done.  

Scatters said “A very very humbling experience which has made me extremely proud. I am the only person to be honoured with this award that has not served on the competition executive.

Awards like this are not the reason I do what I do but they are exciting and humbling to receive. I also realise that I do not have a show without the regular participants and I am also extremely grateful to North West FM for the opportunity I have been given to broadcast”.

The North West Amateur Cricket Report airs on Sundays 6 pm - 9 pm.


Fawkner Festa on Sunday November 6, 2016


Fawkner Festa artwork

North West FM was a part of the Fawkner Festa at the CB Smith Reserve in Fawkner on Sunday November 6th, 2016.

Thanks to all who came along on the day to celebrate the uniqueness of Fawkner.

A Moreland City Council community festival


Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (Wednesday May 25th, 2016)


North West FM hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield.

Thanks to all who came along, we appreciate you for being a part of our annual fundraiser for the Cancer Council.


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).


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. See more photos


News Archive



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


New Program Highlights



Check out our most recent new programs:

The North West Amateur Footy Report

EDFL Tonight

Thursday Morning Magazine

Pathway To The Top

Man vs. Movies

The Bizz with Johnno


The Morning Show

Car Torque


The Thursday Waffle

Still Hip & Relevant  

Melbourne's Best Mix of Smooth Jazz

Worldly Music


·         The North West Amateur Footy Report is back on air on Sundays 6 pm - 9 pm

Review and results of VAFA matches with Glenn Scarborough.

Check out our full Program Guide.


Website created and maintained by Frank McHugh

Website hosted by James Buchanan Photography and Multimedia



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Phone: (03) 9304 4989

Web: www.northwestfm.org



Studio SMS: 044 77 77 989

Email: info@northwestfm.org 



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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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18 April 2017


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