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CJBQ 800am logo.jpg
City 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 www.cjbq.com

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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Interview with Freddy Vette and CJBQ Roadshow

Thanks Freddy for coming out ! Gary loves his new guitar!

800 CJBQ Behind Ballot

800 CJBQ Behind The Ballet.

Jon Mullane CJBQ Interview

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

Poker Runs America's Bill Taylor is interviewed by Lorne Brooker of CJBQ, one of Bellevile, ON's local radio station. Fast boats, card hands, and PRA's adoption ...

CJBQ Freddy Vette interviews Gary Brace on Weekend Magazine Aug 20-2015

Weekend Magazie will be broadcating on Aug 29-2015 at 10:00 am and Aug 30 at 12:30 pm on 800 CJBQ.

Listening to the Freddy Vette Show on CJBQ while cruising in my 1958 Plymouth

You're struggling to find some cool Rock 'n' Roll music on the radio? Well, here's something for you! Just tune in to www.CJBQ.com and listen to the Freddy ...

My CJBQ Movie revised 2015

Belleville Bulls Final Game - Jack Miller - CJBQ Audio

April 2nd, 2015 - Audio of the final broadcast of Belleville Bulls hockey on CJBQ 800am radio. Jack Miller and Paul Svoboda call the action. The Barrie Colts ...

How I listen to the Freddy Vette show on CJBQ while driving in my car...

Cast of Forever Plaid sing in Studio on CJBQ

The cast of Forever Plaid paid a visit to the Freddy Vette Show on 800 CJBQ. The show runs July 8 - July 20th at Stirling Festival Theatre For tickets phone the ...

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2102 news items

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:45:00 -0700

Bovay said the city will likely have to pursue more costly, time-consuming court action against the owner of 45 Bridge St. E., the former home of both The Intelligencer and CJBQ. Despite the city's victory in a recent court action aimed at getting the ...
Quinte News
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 03:37:59 -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.
Quinte News
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 02:23:24 -0700

Trenton took Game 1 6-4 at home and Game 2 5-1 in Kingston. The game gets underway at 7:30 from the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens. If you can't make it out to the rink, you can listen to CJBQ and CJBQ.com. The broadcast with Tim Durkin starts at ...
Quinte News
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 01:37:30 -0700

A year ago, the Trenton Golden Hawks lost to the Kingston Voyageurs in six games in the OJHL's North-East Conference final. The opportunity for revenge is at hand. The Conference final begins tonight with Trenton hosting the Vees at 7:30 at the Dunc ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:30:00 -0700

Those are the final seconds of Jack Miller on 800 CJBQ April 2nd, 2015, as the Belleville Bulls played their final hockey game. After 34 years, the team was gone and one year later still few questions have been answered. Belleville Mayor Taso ...

Quinte News

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

Freddy Vette's Russell wins! freddy. Russell, a character from CJBQ's own Freddy Vette, is the champion! The retired farmer from Stirling was named favourite radio personality in the 2015 Belleville Intelligencer Reader's Choice Awards. Here's a clip ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:22:30 -0800

It's been a long time since CFB Trenton hosted a major air show, but the 2016 Quinte International Air Show has been cleared for take off. 8 Wing will host the show on June 25th and 26th, to commemorate the British Commonwealth Training Plan, from the ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:58:51 -0800

... Sun, Apr 17th; Charges laid after child falls out of vehicle Nicole Kleinsteuber - Tue, Mar 29th; Former Belleville Bull passes away Tim Durkin - Tue, Apr 12th. Quinte Broadcasting Company Ltd. Mix 97; Rock 107; CJBQ; Quinte News; Green Quinte · Login.

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