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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. Another major newscast airs at noon.

Weekday mornings from 9 until 11 is The Lorne Brooker Show, a call-in talk show. Jim Wright hosts middays from 12:30 - 3:00 playing Jukebox Classics from the 50's, 60's and early 70's. Afternoon drive features Freddy Vette with 1950s and '60s rock and roll.

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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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6 news items

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Full disclosure, my wife works there, but any time the locals do well, regardless of the stripe, it's recognition for us all here. Quinte Broadcasting's CJBQ AM was also nominated in the Minor Market category. Hats off to all who toil in stuffy studios ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:56:00 -0700

Rampant speculation regarding Jack Miller's running for mayor of Belleville has been laid to rest. On CJBQ's Lorne Brooker show Thursday morning, Miller said he will run again, not for mayor, but for another term as a councillor. Miller said he and his ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:52:12 -0700

The Boston Pizza franchise owner said business considerations, including time commitments, and the cost of running a campaign for mayor influenced his decision. “It's a big undertaking,” Panciuk said after announcing his decision on CJBQ's Lorne ...
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:03:45 -0700

Newspaper articles and radio spots have helped Deline get some significant airtime in Campbellford, Tyendinega and on CJBQ, and Deline said he's considering taking it to radio stations outside the region as well to help raise funds. "It's a diverse ...
Quinte News
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:56:15 -0700

The investigation goes back more than two-and-a-half years and finally a court case will be heard against a Brighton-based fertility clinic and its owner. Our newsroom has learned that next Thursday in Toronto, a first appearance will happen for Leia ...
Quinte News
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:13:07 -0700

QuinteNews - The Quinte region's best source for news. Quinte Broadcasting Company Ltd. Mix 97 · Rock 107 · CJBQ 800 · QuinteNews · Green Quinte · QuinteNews · station_logo_cjbq station_logo_rock station_logo_mix. Carpet One Belleville - 285 ...

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