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North West FM Antenna Update

September 4, 2016: Here is the latest from Hume City Council regarding the new site for North West FM's transmission.

Talks are continuing with Hume Council, who have arranged a concrete monopole to be installed at Progress Reserve - upon which our antenna and studio transmitter receiver will be attached.

We are currently working on an agreement with them for this to progress. We cannot say how much longer this will take, but it will be amazing to have our full signal strength again.

We thank the Hume City Council for their co-operative work.

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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.


2016 VTCA Cricket Award for Glenn (Scatters) Scarborough


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At the recent annual general meeting of the Victorian Turf Cricket Association, Scatters was awarded Life Membership for services to the competition through his Sunday night program the North West Amateur Cricket Report. Believe it or not he was rendered speechless and close to tears. He became Life Member No. 40 of an association that has been running for 114 years. Congratulations and well done.

Scatters said “A very very humbling experience which has made me extremely proud. I am the only person to be honoured with this award that has not served on the competition executive.

Awards like this are not the reason I do what I do but they are exciting and humbling to receive. I also realise that I do not have a show without the regular participants and I am also extremely grateful to North West FM for the opportunity I have been given to broadcast”.


Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) Grand Final Broadcast


North West FM will broadcast the VAFA Grand Final on Sunday September 18 from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.

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

To make way for the Sunday broadcast, That’s Country will be heard between 12 noon and 2 pm and D-Selection will take a one week break and return on Sunday September 25.


Our next Radio Training Course starts on Sunday October 2, 2016


The next training course will be conducted over 5 days.

Sunday October 2 (half day), Saturday October 8, Saturday October 15, Sunday October  16 (all full days) and the final half day on Saturday October 29 or Sunday October  30.

Courses are run at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield 3046.

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


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.


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 - final show for 2016 on Sunday September 18.

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

- Review and results of VTCA matches with Glenn Scarborough.

·         The North West Cricket Report (VTCA): Sundays 6 pm - 9 pm (Starts October 9)

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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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

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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.






16 September 2016


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