Hadfield, Victoria, Australia
98.9 North West FM – About Us
98.9 North West FM is a local community radio station with a full time license based in Glenroy in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The station is dedicated to providing service, communication, information and entertainment to our members, supporters and to the people of our community.
Our official name is North West Community Radio Association Inc.
Ø Following a public meeting on 5th November 1987, the North West Community Radio Association was formally inaugurated and later incorporated in November 1988.
Ø Our first transmission was made from the Broadmeadows TAFE College in November 1988.
Ø The Department of Transport and Communications made a full time licence available early in 1990. North West FM applied for it and was successful.
Ø A Transmitter Licence was issued and full time transmission commenced on Friday 4 April 1993.
Ø The North West FM website was launched in 2000. The website was re-developed and re-launched in its current version on 17 November 2005.
Ø We commenced streaming live on the internet at www.northwestfm.org at 10 am on Friday 15 July 2011.
Ø We are currently in the process of upgrading and re-locating our transmitter (and associated equipment) as well as increasing the output power of our signal. This will enable us to provide a stronger signal to service our broadcast area.
The 98.9 North West FM committee for 2016 - 2017 is:
§ President: Robert (Bob) Rau
§ Vice President: Emmanuel Brincat
§ Treasurer: Jean Rau
§ Secretary: Chris Zerafa
§ Barry Williams (OB Co-Ordinator)
§ David O'Brien (Historian)
§ John Dosen (Program Co-Ordinator)
§ Peter McMurray (In-house Tech)
§ Robyn Scott
Website Admin and Production Group Co-Ordinator: Frank McHugh
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18 May 2017