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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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328 news items

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 ...
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 ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Bulls majority owner Gord Simmonds took the opportunity to address the situation with CJBQ 800 AM radio play-by-play broadcaster Tim Durkin during a lengthy two-part interview that filled most of both intermissions. Later, he also spoke candidly with ...

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 ...
Quinte News
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:30:00 -0700

The Belleville Bulls embark on a busy and challenging weekend as they play 3 games in four days beginning tonight in Peterborough. 17 year old Connor Hicks will make his Bulls regular season debut in goal tonight. The Bulls are 2-0 while the Petes are ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Spitters noted this would all be broadcast live on CJBQ radio. Cogeco Cable also taped the dialogue for residents at home. Trenton Ward candidates were up first, with eight candidates, in alphabetical order. Steve Andrews started the A list. He is a ...
Quinte News
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Wellington is coming off a 12-0 rip of the Lindsay Muskies last night. Despite their recent success, the Dukes are still in last place in the OJHL's East Division with a 4-5 record. Cobourg is 9-2. 800 CJBQ has the play by play for Prinzen Ford Sales ...
Quinte News
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:26:20 -0700

It is a big night for the seven candidates running to become the mayor of Belleville. The Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce is running its mayors' debate tonight. Moderator, CJBQ's Lorne Brooker, promises an “interesting and enlightening ...

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