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City of license Belleville, Ontario
Branding CJBQ 800 AM
Frequency 800 kHz
First air date 1946
Format Full-service (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 full-service 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.

CJBQ's format includes country music, oldies and adult contemporary music. It is mostly locally programmed, with the exception of John Tesh's syndicated program that airs during evenings.[1]


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. Programming notes include the 1:00pm time signal and the standard Saturday 10:00am air raid siren test.


  1. ^ Fybush, Scott (January 9, 2015). Tower site of the week 1/9/15: Belleville, Ontario. Retrieved January 16, 2015.

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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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Quinte News
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0800

It is a rare Wednesday night that sees both the Wellington Dukes and Trenton Golden Hawks playing. The Dukes take a 5 game winning streak to Cobourg for a make-up game tonight. CJBQ will broadcast the game at 6:50 for Prinzen Ford Sales of Bloomfield ...
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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:26:15 -0800

Harvey will be in the lineup tonight when Trenton hosts the North York Rangers at 7:30. You can also hear the game on CJBQ for Dow's Climate Care. The Wellington Dukes go for their 7th win in a row when they entertain the Cobourg Cougars at 7:30 at the ...

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:10:44 -0800

Jordan Chard, Mitch Emerson and Liam Morgan provided the offence for the OJHL leading Golden Hawks. Trenton is home to North York tomorrow night. (7:20 on CJBQ). The Wellington Dukes extended their winning streak to 6 with a 2-1 victory in Cobourg.
Quinte News
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 03:30:00 -0700

CJBQ will bring you play by play of 20 Trenton Golden Hawk and 20 Wellington Duke broadcasts. And it starts tonight with the undefeated Golden Hawks at Cobourg. Trenton is 8-0. The Cougars are 5-1. The Pre Game Show is on the air at 6:50 tonight.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:18:31 -0800

Daniel Urbani was outstanding as the Hurricanes outshot Trenton 30-16. The Golden Hawks are home to the Toronto Patriots tonight. The Wellington Dukes go for their fourth straight victory as they host Mississauga tonight. CJBQ has play by play for ...
Quinte News
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 00:48:45 -0800

... topping the Cobourg Cougars 3-2. In Wellington, the Dukes beat the Toronto Patriots 3-2 as well, with the overtime winner coming from Luc Brown. Wellington heads to Aurora Saturday to take on the Tigers. CJBQ will have live coverage of the game ...
Quinte News
Sat, 31 Oct 2015 01:15:00 -0700

In other OJHL action, the Trenton Golden Hawks tied the Newmarket Hurricanes 2-2. The G-Hawks are now 15-2-1 on the season. Trenton and Wellington are not in action Saturday, but the Dukes play Pickering Sunday night. CJBQ will have live coverage of ...

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 06:15:29 -0700

It is about time you get recognized for this award and it tells Freddy that he is not the only celebrity at CJBQ! I do hope you thank your wife as she is the one who is the strong woman behind the man! Russell, I can't wait to see you at the Marmora ...

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