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City of license Belleville, Ontario
Branding CJBQ 800 AM
Frequency 800 kHz
First air date 1946
Format country, oldies
Power 10 kW
Class B
Callsign meaning CJ Belleville Quinte
Owner Quinte Broadcasting
Sister stations CIGL-FM, CJTN-FM
Website CJBQ

CJBQ 800 AM is a country music, oldies and information radio station in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. It is owned by Quinte Broadcasting along with Mix 97 and Rock 107. CJBQ broadcasts in C-QUAM AM Stereo with 10,000 watts from a site south of Belleville and Trenton in Prince Edward County. The antenna is a six-tower array with differing patterns day and night, to protect Class-A clear-channel station XEROK-AM in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, as well as neighbouring stations CKLW in Windsor and CJAD in Montreal.


The station launched in 1946 on AM 1230, and moved to its current frequency in 1957. An FM sister station, CJBQ-FM, was launched in 1962.

Formerly a private affiliate of CBC Radio, the station dropped this affiliation in 1984 when CBC added CBCP-FM, a Peterborough-based rebroadcaster of the network station from Toronto, in the Belleville area. The station subsequently adopted an adult contemporary format, which it retained until switching to its current country format in 1993.

CJBQ is now widely regarded for its news team. Longtime News Director John Ferguson retired in 2006 and Todd Smith replaced him until 2011. John Spitters, current News Director and Mary Thomas are other well known local reporters and broadcasters. Jack Miller is the Sports Director and longtime play-by-play voice of the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League on CJBQ. The morning drive, with Matt Mitchell has newscasts every half hour including a major newscast at 8:00 AM. Another major newscast airs at noon.

Weekday mornings from 9 AM until 11 AM is The Lorne Brooker Show, a call-in talk show. Afternoons from 2 PM to 7 PM features The Freddy Vette Show with 1950s and '60s rock and roll. Jim Wright hosts Saturdays from noon to 5 OM with Pop Memories, and Classic Country Sundays from 1 PM to 6 PM.

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Coordinates: 43°58′08″N 77°25′09″W / 43.96889°N 77.41917°W / 43.96889; -77.41917

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Lorne Brooker's Poker Run Edition CJBQ Talk Show - Bill Taylor of Poker Runs America

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Liam Callan CJBQ Interview July 2012

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Jon Mullane CJBQ Interview

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363 news items

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Mr. Jourard spent 23 years with the radio station before jumping to what was then its sister television station, Cablevue 4, which, like CJBQ, was owned by Belleville's Morton family. Mr. Jourard was Cablevue's first program director and remained there ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -0700

“That turned the tide,” said Bulls assistant coach, Jake Grimes, during a second-intermission interview with Tim Durkin of CJBQ radio. “He kicked out a number of scoring chances and we were then able to capitalize on ours.” Graham stopped 31 saves for ...
Quinte News
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:53:04 -0700

Bill Glisky has been a journalist for 25 years. Most recently Bill was the managing editor of the City's daily newspaper The Intelligencer and regular guest and guest host of The Lorne Brooker Show on 800 CJBQ. Bill is running for mayor because he ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:00 -0700

Jack Miller, the longtime sports director of Quinte Broadcasting and radio voice of the Belleville Bulls, recently celebrated his 40th anniversary at CJBQ where he followed behind the legendary Jack Devine — a member of the Belleville Sports Hall of ...
Quinte News
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:30:00 -0700

CJBQ will have a pre game show at 1:45 and between period reports. The Trenton Golden Hawks wrapped up their pre season with a 7-4 loss to Kingston. The Hawks were 1-5 in exhibition play. Trenton opens the new campaign Friday night when they host ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:32:38 -0700

A pioneer with radio station CJBQ, Lee was in the last stages of his career, doing a bit of part-time this and that, when I arrived here in 1979 and we all shared one happy roof with Myles Morton at the helm. Lee remained a good friend over the years ...
Quinte News
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:16:50 -0700

Napanee OPP are asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted on a warrant for multiple firearms offences. OPP went to a home on Carroll Road in Tamworth to execute a search warrant Saturday afternoon. The suspect fled the scene. The OPP ...
Quinte News
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:18:45 -0700

The municipality of Stirling-Rawdon has gotten one step closer to hiring a new Fire Chief. Officials say they have received 25 applications for the job. The resumes have come in from all over Canada. No release has been given as to when interviews will ...

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