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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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1340 news items


Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:03:45 -0800

Yet it never would have happened, had he not moved here in the fall of 1974 for a part-time job as an afternoon host on CJBQ radio. Recently, his colleagues at Quinte Broadcasting—the company that operates CJBQ, Mix 97 and Rock 107—celebrated his ...
Quinte News
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:15:00 -0800

The Belleville Bulls go for their third straight win tonight when they take on the Frontenacs in Kingston. Full coverage on CJBQ for Eastern Overhead Doors begins at 6:50. Belleville is home to Erie tomorrow. In Junior “A”, the Whitby Fury take on the ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:11:18 -0800

Together, the Belleville Bulls and Niagara Ice Dogs have lost eight games in a row. So, something's got to give when the two OHL combatants hook up Thursday at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines as the Bulls begin a 3-in-3 road trip. Game time is 7 ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Mr. Jourard spent 23 years with the radio station before jumping to what was then its sister television station, Cablevue 4, which, like CJBQ, was owned by Belleville's Morton family. Mr. Jourard was Cablevue's first program director and remained there ...
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
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 ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:21:03 -0800

The City of Belleville continues to work with consultants and two other organizations on a plan to clean up property near Hawkins Cheesies, near South Front and John Streets. The property, owned by the city, along with Hawkins and a numbered company, ...
Belleville Intelligencer
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Bulls majority owner Gord Simmonds made a stunning statement during a lengthy live interview on CJBQ 800 AM radio between periods of Belleville's 7-4 loss to the Niagara Ice Dogs Thursday night in St. Catharines. Simmonds told broadcaster Tim Durkin ...

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