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v  2014 Community Radio National Listener Survey

5,027,000 listen to community radio each week with the average listener tuning in for 14.5 hours per week. 
The First Release 2014 National Listener Survey is the first in the new semi-annual format. In the face of a rapidly changing media environment and increased listening options the results indicate a consistent, strong and dedicated community radio audience.
These figures were provided by McNair Ingenuity. Read more.

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  Essendon District Football League (EDFL) 2015 Season


The EDFL season starts on Good Friday with a match from Round 1. North West FM will broadcast this match. The rest of Round 1 will be played on Saturday April 11, 2015.

North West FM will then broadcast Saturday’s EDFL Preview from 1 pm to 2 pm, Match of the Day as chosen by the EDFL from 2 pm to 5 pm followed by the EDFL Review.

We will have half time scores and full time scores from the other EDFL games and interviews with players and coaches.

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

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.

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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.

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v  Radio Training Courses



Our training courses are conducted over 4 days on weekends.

The latest course started on Saturday January 31, 2015

Courses are run at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield 3046 and attendance on all 4 days is required to get on air.

Bookings and expressions of interest are now being taken for the next course in 2015. Read more

Radio Trainees

Course #1

of 2015

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.

v  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 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 the orange “Listen Live” button at the top right of this page.

v  Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (Thursday May 1st, 2014)

Thanks to all who came along to our Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday May 1st 2014 to be a part of our annual fundraiser for the Cancer Council.

News Archive

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

New Program Highlights

Check out our new programs: Sunset Dreaming, Somebody’s Music, Kev’s Country Music Revival, Radio Outlaw, One Extreme To Za Other, Worldly Music, Melbourne's Best Mix of Smooth Jazz, The Variety Show, Shaken & Stirred, Melbourne’s Musos, Dance To The Radio, Centrelinked, Radio Roarhouse, Assyrian, The Bash Radio Show, The Late Show, Barely Breaking Even, The Jump Off, Environmentality, Overload and the Samoan Program.
The North West Cricket Report returns for the 2014-15 season.

·         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

Studio SMS: 044 77 77 989


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

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Program Podcasts

Portions of some of our programs (Environmentality, North West Breakfast on Tuesday and Thursday plus the EDFL Match of the Day) are now available through the CBAA podcast website.

Click here and scroll down to “Stations and Feeds” and select “North West FM”.

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.

More on Youth On Air

Codes of Practice

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

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26 March 2015


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