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North West FM Antenna Update

January 2017:  Further progress has been made with the antenna issue. We have reached agreement regarding the Lease wording to be signed once the site is ready to be turned on - and have signed a letter of agreement for this.  

While it is a small step, it is still an important part of the move to get a new site established. Hume Council will now acquire any permits that are necessary; the pole will then have to be installed; and Agile Broadcast will be contracted by Council, to handle the installation of our equipment. 

It is not possible to say how long this will take. Our signal will be amazing when the equipment is moved to the new site. In the meantime - if your signal is less than adequate, you can listen via the live streaming link on our website.  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.


Moonee Valley Festival on Sunday February 26, 2017



Residents of Moonee Valley have been coming together each year for a fun summer day in Queens Park since 1977.

98.9 North West FM will be there as part of this special event as we celebrate the Moonee Valley Festival’s 40 year history of bringing our community together!. Read more

This is a Moonee Valley City Council community festival.


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”.

The North West Amateur Cricket Report airs on Sundays 6 pm - 9 pm.


Fawkner Festa on Sunday November 6, 2016


Fawkner Festa artwork

North West FM was a part of the Fawkner Festa at the CB Smith Reserve in Fawkner on Sunday November 6th, 2016.

Thanks to all who came along on the day to celebrate the uniqueness of Fawkner.

A Moreland City Council community festival


Our latest  Radio Training Course started on Sunday October 2, 2016


We run regular radio training courses over 5 days on weekends.

The most recent training course started on Sunday October 2 and ran until Saturday October 29.

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

Bookings and expressions of interest are now being taken for 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 28. 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


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:

Thursday Morning Magazine

Wednesday Morning Magazine

The Bizz with Johnno


Man vs. Movies


The Morning Show

Still Hip & Relevant

Car Torque

The Thursday Waffle

Melbourne's Best Mix of Smooth Jazz

Worldly Music


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

Review and results of VTCA and VSDCA matches with Glenn Scarborough.

Check out our full Program Guide.


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Website hosted by James Buchanan Photography and Multimedia



98.9 North West FM - Your local station



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.






11 February 2017


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