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~ An Important Notice to Listeners of 98.9 North West FM ~

We wish to apologize for your poor radio reception.

It is NOT North West FM’s fault.

3 years ago we installed a new transmitter and new antenna

which will improve our signal strength dramatically.

Regrettably, we have now been refused permission to turn it on.

We continue to negotiate to have them turn us on.


In the meantime, you can always listen to us on our internet streaming. 

Click on the orange LISTEN LIVE button on this page.


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  Essendon District Football League (EDFL) - Season 2015


North West FM will broadcast the EDFL Preview show from 1 pm - 2 pm each Saturday.

Followed by the Match of the Day as chosen by the EDFL from 2 pm to 5 pm with half time scores from the other EDFL games and interviews with players and coaches.

Then the EDFL Review show from 5 pm to 5.30 pm with full time scores from the other EDFL games.


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


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 28th 2015.

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


v  Radio Training Course


Our training courses are conducted over three full days and two half days on weekends at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield 3046. Attendance on all days is compulsory.

The latest course started on Saturday January 31, 2015

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  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


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.


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


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

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 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.


Website created and maintained by Frank McHugh

Website hosted by James Buchanan Photography and Multimedia



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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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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North West FM Sponsor

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158 Deakin St Essendon

Phone (03) 9379 4623



19 July 2015


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