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v  2014 Community Radio National Listener Survey

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

These are some of the results of the latest Community Radio National Listener Survey. 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  Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (Thursday May 28th, 2015)


North West FM will host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea again on Thursday May 28th 2015 at 10.30 am at our studios at 100 Middle Street Hadfield.

Come along and share a cuppa, make a donation and be a part of our annual fundraiser for the Cancer Council.


v  Essendon District Football League (EDFL) - Season 2015


Aberfeldie vs Pascoe Vale in the Premier Division will be the broadcast Match Of The Day on Saturday May 23.

Tune in to the EDFL Preview show from 1 pm - 2 pm, followed by the match broadcast from 2 pm to 5 pm with half time scores from the other matches and then the EDFL Review show from 5 pm to 5.30 pm with full time scores from the other EDFL games.

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


v  Radio Training Course - Postponed


The training course scheduled to start in May 2015 has been postponed until later in the year.

Bookings and expressions of interest are now being taken for the next course. Courses are run at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield 3046.  

Read more on the course topics and the training days.

  Radio Trainees Course #1 of 2015


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 here he was behind the camera. See more photos


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.

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.

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: Sunday Wind Down, The Doody Show, Still Hip & Relevant, The Thursday Waffle, 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, Radio Roarhouse, The Bash Radio Show, The Late Show, Barely Breaking Even, Environmentality, Overload and the Samoan Program.
The North West Amateur Footy Report is back for the 2015 season.

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

- Review and results of VAFA matches with Glenn Scarborough. 

Check out our full Program Guide.

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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.

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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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19 May 2015


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