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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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Belleville Intelligencer

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:40:22 -0700

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Belleville Intelligencer

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:48:45 -0700

Jennie Reilly, Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club with Tim Durkin, CJBQ, Rock 107, Mix 97. Instructor Lisa Sinclair. Sandie Sidsworth, Canadian Mental Health Association with Brett Davis, teacher Harry J. Clarke. Instructor Liz Lougheed-Brown. Carmen Smith ...

Quinte News

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:18:25 -0700

However, our meteorologist Kevin Williams says that there is a good outlook for the local sap run because there's no heat wave in the forecast. He commented this morning on CJBQ's Matt Mitchell Show. kevin williams. Kevin Williams expects sap ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:45:05 -0700

Massive crowd for the final regular season home game in team history 3,722 took it in. It was an emotional night all around. Bulls have one game left in the regular season tonight in Oshawa. CJBQ has play by play 5:50 p.m. The playoffs begin in Barrie ...
Quinte News
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:20:42 -0700

An outpouring of reaction throughout the city following yesterday's announcement that the Belleville Bulls have been sold and are moving to Hamilton after this season. The loss of the Belleville Bulls is not just felt by employed staff of the team, or ...

Belleville Intelligencer

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:18:45 -0800

Game time Friday in Sudbury is 7:30 p.m. with live radio broadcast available on CJBQ 800 AM. Wolves are dead-last in the OHL. • GAME NIGHT. Bulls at Sudbury. Where they stand: Bulls, 25-29-7 (57), seventh in conference; Sudbury, 10-49-2 (22), 10th in ...

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:06:45 -0800

Other remaining matchups are: North Bay (2), Sudbury (2), Ottawa and Kingston. Only the two games against the lowly Wolves resemble anything remotely close to guaranteed points. Game time Friday in Oshawa is 7:35 p.m. and you can hear it live on CJBQ ...
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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:52:30 -0800

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