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North West FM Antenna Update

April 2017: More good news! Preliminary investigative work has been completed on the new site for the Antenna, and the Australian Communication and Media Authority will soon be contacted for their approval so the project can move on. 

We were advised that the end of June 2017 had been set as a time when we can expect to have the process complete and the antenna and transmitter operating from the new site - but watch this space!

In the meantime - if your signal is less than adequate, you can listen via the “Listen Live” streaming link on this website.  

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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.


Essendon District Football League (EDFL) Finals Match of the Day Broadcasts

Logo - EDFL Match of the Day

The EDFL has chosen the Division 1 Qualifying Final game between Glenroy and Hillside on Saturday August 26th as the broadcast Match Of The Day.

The EDFL has chosen the Division 2 Elimination Final between Northern Saints and Moonee Valley on Sunday August 27th as the broadcast Match Of The Day.

Listen to the match broadcast from 2 pm to 5 pm followed by the EDFL Post Game Show from 5 pm to 5.30 pm.

We will be broadcasting the EDFL Finals Series every Saturday and Sunday leading up to the grand final on Saturday September 16, 2017.

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


Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (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.


Our latest  Radio Training Course started on Sunday April 2, 2017


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

The most recent radio training course started on Sunday April 2, 2017 and ran until Sunday April 23.

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


Calder Cannons and Coburg Football Club - Pathway To The Top


The Calder Cannons (TAC Cup) and the Coburg Football Club (VFL) present a new show on North West FM “Pathway To The Top” on Wednesdays from 5 pm to 6 pm.

The show will feature interviews, reviews and previews of games from both clubs


EDFL Tonight returns to North West FM


“EDFL Tonight” is back on North West FM and can be heard on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm. Adem Saricaoglu & Adrian Jamieson will discuss everything going on around the EDFL

Each week they will have live guests to review and preview all the on-field action.


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 was part of the 2017 Moonee Valley Festival. This special event celebrated the Moonee Valley Festival’s 40 year history of bringing our community together. Read more

This is a Moonee Valley City Council community festival.


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:

Your Health Is Your Pension

The Movement

Colours Of The Rainbow

ReLiving in the Seventies

EDFL Tonight

Pathway To The Top

Thursday Morning Magazine

The Bizz with Johnno

Man vs. Movies


The Morning Show

Car Torque


·         The North West Amateur Footy 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.


Website created and maintained by Frank McHugh

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

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.






22 August 2017


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