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

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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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272 news items

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:11:15 -0700

The Belleville Bulls make their first trip of the season Thursday to North Bay, where a hockey community that lost its OHL club 12 years ago was thrilled to get one back in 2013. Ironically, the relocated Brampton Battalion are averaging more than 3 ...

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 ...
Quinte News
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:30:00 -0700

We will have early and final results from all Quinte region communities tonight live on CJBQ radio and www.CJBQ.com. Our live election coverage begins at 7:30 p.m with Lorne Brooker. There will also be hourly updates on MIX97 and ROCK107. All of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Quinte News
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:48:11 -0700

Local council and school board elections will be held this Monday and CJBQ, and this website, will be the places to be for up-to-the date election results. Listen Monday, starting at 7:30 p.m., as Lorne Brooker, along with guests Peter Mertens, Neil ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:26:15 -0700

Bulls (6-1) help the winless Ice Dogs (0-6) open their new $50-million arena — the Meridian Centre — Thursday in St. Catharines. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and can be heard live on CJBQ 800 AM radio. Belleville has won four in a row and dumped ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:03:45 -0700

Game time is 7 p.m. with live local radio broadcast on CJBQ 800 AM. • BULLS BITS ... Former Bulls defenceman ALEX BASSO of RYERSON is off to a hot start to the ONTARIO UNIVERSITY season. Basso, a freshman at Ryerson, was tied for third in league ...

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