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North West FM Antenna Update

March 29, 2016: Here is the most recent update from Hume Council re them finding a new site for North West FM's transmission.

The last site under investigation was found to be perfect!  However, when the Council obtained a quote to set up an antenna and move our equipment there - IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE!

It seems North West FM did an extremely good job in setting up the site the Council suggested we move to, back in 2008, because we estimate that cost us $60,000 altogether - but this is still 'lost' money unless they either TURN US ON at the top of the Administration Building where we have NEW equipment installed - or smarten up their efforts and pay for the new site that they have now knocked back!   Are they for real?  Read more

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.


v  Essendon District Football League (EDFL) Match of the Day Broadcast


The EDFL has selected Greenvale vs. Aberfeldie in Premier Division as the Match of the Day on Saturday May 28 to be broadcast on North West FM from 2 pm to 5 pm followed by the EDFL Review 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 next round of games.

Listen to the live broadcasts on 98.9 FM or via our live streaming on the internet.


v  Coburg Football Club joins North West FM for the 2016 Season


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The Coburg Lions FC now have their own show “In The Den” on North West FM on Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm.

Listen to the live broadcast on 98.9 FM or via our live streaming on the internet.



v  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.


v  Radio Training Course


Our latest radio training course started on Saturday May 14 and runs over 5 days concluding on Sunday June 4, 2016.

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

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


v  North West FM was at the Moonee Valley Festival 2016


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Thanks to everyone who attended the Moonee Valley Festival in Queens Park, Moonee ponds on Sunday February. The festival is now in its 39th year and it was a great day with market stalls, roving performers, live music, dance and entertainment, workshops and activities, the business expo, delectable food, and carnival rides.


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

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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  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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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:

EDFL Tonight

In The Den (Coburg Lions)


Street Hassle

Somali Program

The Doody Show

Still Hip & Relevant

The Thursday Waffle

Somebody’s Music

Worldly Music

One Extreme To Za Other

The Variety Show

Melbourne's Best Mix of Smooth Jazz


The North West Amateur Footy Report will be back on air on Sunday April 10, 2016

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

- Review and results of VTCA matches with Glenn Scarborough. 

Check out our full Program Guide.


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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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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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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.






25 May 2016


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