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North West FM Antenna Update

July 14, 2016: Here is the latest from Hume Council regarding them finding a new site for North West FM's transmission. Good news.

Hume Council have informed us they have the finance set aside to install our antenna and transmitter on a pole they have in the planning to provide extra lighting to a local sports ground - details of how this will work are at this stage still being planned.

North West FM is currently working with Hume Council to get an agreement in place to support this work. If all goes as planned our antenna and transmitter will be placed near the sports building on the Progress Reserve off Almurta Avenue in Coolaroo.

A great site and we hope it works out as planned. We thank the Hume Council for this co-operative work. 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.


Essendon District Football League (EDFL) Finals Series Broadcast


The EDFL has chosen the Division 2 Preliminary Final game between East Keilor and Moonee Valley as the match of the day on Saturday August 27.

The Premier Division Elimination Final game between Greenvale and Pascoe Vale will be the match of the day on Sunday August 28.

North West FM will broadcast the EDFL finals every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday August 20 to Saturday September 10. Listen to the match broadcasts and Review from 2 pm to 5 pm followed by the EDFL Review from 5 pm to 5.30 pm.

To make way for the Sunday broadcasts, That’s Country will be heard between 12 noon and 2 pm and D-Selection will take a 3 week break and will return on Sunday September 11.

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


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.



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.


Radio Training Course


Our latest radio training course started on Saturday May 14 and concluded on Sunday May 29, 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


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.


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).


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

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


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 Morning Show


Car Torque

EDFL Tonight

In The Den (Coburg Lions)


Street Hassle

Still Hip & Relevant

The Thursday Waffle

Somebody’s Music

Melbourne's Best Mix of Smooth Jazz

Worldly Music


The North West Amateur Footy Report is back on air on Sundays for 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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We have been streaming live on the internet since July 2011.
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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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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.






23 August 2016


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