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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. Another major newscast airs at noon.

Weekday mornings from 9 until 11 is The Lorne Brooker Show, a call-in talk show. Jim Wright hosts middays from 12:30 - 3:00 playing Jukebox Classics from the 50's, 60's and early 70's. Afternoon drive features Freddy Vette with 1950s and '60s rock and roll.

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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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7 news items

Quinte News
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:30:00 -0700

A man who worked on several famous television shows and began his broadcasting career on CJBQ, has died. Belleville native, Bill Davis, died recently at his home at Quinte Gardens in Belleville at the age of 82. He worked at CJBQ in 1950 and eventually ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:22:30 -0700

Davis' career started with humble beginnings. While living in a small home on Lingham Street, across from Queen Victoria School, he began as an accountant at Northern Telecom. He then got a summer job at CJBQ in 1950 and, bitten by the show business ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:20:55 -0700

Speaking on CJBQ 800′s Lorne Brooker Show, John Marino with Marino Locations says the building will be split into seven different stores and some have already been named. Panera Bread, XS Cargo, Party City and two unnamed restaurants could all ...
Quinte News
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:34:48 -0700

The great highlight of tonight is the music. You can hear all your favourites from cover greats of Johnny Cash, Bon Jovi, Journey, Neil Diamond, The Eagles, Elvis Presley and many more. The music stage is sponsored by CJBQ, Mix 97 and Rock 107.
Quinte News
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:02:29 -0700

More land opens for development in Belleville's industrial park as a major street extension project winds up this week. The final work stage is underway on College Street East in Belleville's Northeast Industrial Park. The 600-metre extension will be ...
Quinte News
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:28:33 -0700

An upcoming meeting of the Belleville council police station location sub-committee could be its last one. Chair of the committee, Councillor Tom Lafferty, says the purpose of the meeting is to again consider the Ben Bleecker property at Sidney and ...
Quinte News
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:30:00 -0700

The only member of the Belleville Bulls to be selected in the NHL draft over the weekend, wasn't rated by NHL Central Scouting. However the Los Angeles Kings liked what they saw in 6 foot 3 forward Jake Marchment and took him in the 6th round.

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