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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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Peter James Fox Radio Interview - CJBQ 2004 (part 01)

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Liam Callan CJBQ Interview July 2012

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1374 news items

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:26:15 -0800

“We certainly need to get everybody involved.” Charlie Graham gets the start tonight in Oshawa but Burnett expects to use rookie backup Connor Hicks “at some point this weekend.” Live radio broadcast of Friday's contest can be heard on CJBQ 800 AM.

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:48:45 -0800

The Belleville Bulls rallied from a 3-0 second-period deficit, but came up short in a 3-2 loss to the Soo Greyhounds Friday night before a crowd of 4,249 at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. Remi Elie (11th) and Stephen Harper (fourth) scored the ...
Quinte News
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:22:30 -0800

CJBQ's broadcast for Eastern Overhead Doors begins with the “Coach's Pre Game” show at 6:50. In the OJHL, a three goal second period carried the Whitby Fury over the Wellington Dukes 4-1. Joe McEweon had the lone goal for Wellington. The Dukes are ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:29:08 -0700

This morning, they all sat down on CJBQ's The Lorne Brooker Show and say plan to get right down to work plus getting to know the new members joining council. All three say they are eager to work together to continue to bring the communities closer ...

countylive.ca (blog)

countylive.ca (blog)
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:45:00 -0800

To make a donation, visit the Prince Edward OPP station on County Road 1, or the Belleville Police Services at 93 Dundas St., East; or visit Quinte Broadcasting stations (CJBQ 800, Mix 97.1 and Rock 107.1). Credit card donations can be made by calling ...
Belleville Intelligencer
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700

Quinte Broadcasting radio stations – CJBQ 800, Mix 97.1 and Rock 107.1 – are now broadcasting the clothing needs of children from newborns to age 12. Listeners may shop for those children. And if you've already shopped, said volunteer Barb Lea, “Please ...

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 ...
Quinte News
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:15:29 -0700

Last week, majority owner Gord Simmonds told CJBQ, that for the team to remain viable in Belleville, at least 3,000 fans need to be coming to games. He added that a new facility or a retrofitted arena would be crucial for the Belleville Bulls to work ...

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