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North West FM Antenna Update

November 2017: Our new temporary transmission antenna was installed at our studio on Friday November 17, 2017 and listeners were quick to acknowledge the improved radio signal.

This is a temporary solution until the new full time, full strength antenna can be erected at the Progress Reserve after ACMA (the Australian Communication and Media Authority) corrects a long existing issue.

The Hume City Council has been working with us to make this happen, and as a result they will now be able to move forward with their plans for the former Town Hall building.  Read more

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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.


Moreland Relay For Life - March 24 and 25, 2018


Join the Cancer Council’s Relay For Life at Clifton Park, Albert Street, Brunswick on March 24th & 25th, 2018 as we celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we have lost and fight back against cancer.

There are a number of ways your organisation can get involved:

  Create a team and participate in the event,  

  Volunteer your time or services, or

  Help spread the word - promote it within your own networks.


Essendon District Football League (EDFL) 2018 Season - March 30 start.


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The Essendon District Football League (EDFL) kicks off its 2018 season with a match on Good Friday, March 30.

We will broadcast the match from 2 pm til 5.30 pm.

North West FM will also broadcast the Saturday Match of the Day every Saturday as chosen by the EDFL from 2 pm to 5.30 pm. There will also be a broadcast match on ANZAC Day.

We will have half time scores and full time scores from the other EDFL games and interviews after the match with players and coaches.

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


Moonee Valley Festival on Sunday February 25, 2018


North West FM was a part of the Moonee Valley Festival in Queens Park, Moonee Ponds on Sunday February 25, 2018.

This festival is the City of Moonee Valley’s largest free community celebration with market stalls, food trucks, roving performers, live entertainment, community activities and displays.


Our most recent Radio Training Course started on Sunday February 11, 2018

The most recent radio training course was conducted over three full days and one half day.

Sunday February 11, 2018 (half day), Saturday February 17, Sundays February 18 and 25 (all full days).

Courses are run several times a year at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield, Melbourne 3046.

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


Fawkner Festa on Sunday November 12, 2017


Fawkner Festa

North West FM attended the Fawkner Festa at the CB Smith Reserve in Jukes Road, Fawkner on Sunday November 12, 2017.

Over 3000 people attended the the Fawkner Festa in 2016. A sunny day helped to make the Festa festive again this year.

A Moreland City Council community festival


Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday May 25th, 2017


Thanks to all who came along to support North West FM’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday May 25, 2017 at our studio at 100 Middle Street, Hadfield.

It is 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 most recent new programs:

Midday Panorama

Planet Earth


Radio Mor

Your Health Is Your Pension

The Movement

Colours Of The Rainbow

ReLiving in the Seventies

EDFL Tonight

Pathway To The Top

Thursday Morning Magazine


Man vs. Movies

Car Torque 

The Morning Show


·         The North West Cricket Report is back on air on Sundays 6 pm - 9 pm

Review and results of VAFA matches with Glenn Scarborough.

Check out our full Program Guide.


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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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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.






6 March 2018


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