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City of license 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 CJBQ

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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Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:58:24 -0700

Rick Norlock, the Conservative MP for Northumberland Quinte West, also highlighted the delay during an interview several weeks ago on CJBQ, a Belleville radio station. “It's now hugely more expensive than originally and that was bringing JTF2 in,” said ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:45:05 -0700

Massive crowd for the final regular season home game in team history 3,722 took it in. It was an emotional night all around. Bulls have one game left in the regular season tonight in Oshawa. CJBQ has play by play 5:50 p.m. The playoffs begin in Barrie ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:03:45 -0700

(Editor's Note: The following guest column was written by CJBQ 800 AM sports director Jack Miller who has called the play-by-play of Belleville Bulls games since they entered the OHL in 1981.) With the end of the Belleville Bulls in sight, it's hard ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:13:28 -0700

He also did a splendid interview with Sean Kelly of CJBQ. Larry has copies if anyone wishes to hear it. The first unit to depart Canada at the outbreak of World War I was the 34th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery representing Hastings and Prince ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:03:47 -0700

Jacob Cote of Hollywood North Film Festival announces the lineup for the July 16 to 19 event. (Photo: Mary Thomas/Quinte News). The newly-minted Hollywood North Film Festival announced its lineup for the Quinte area at a news conference in Belleville ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:15:00 -0700

Downtown Trenton is going to be a busy place over the next three days with the kickoff of Festival on the Bay. Dundas Street West will be closed down by the bridge, for the annual Sidewalk Sale, which runs until Saturday afternoon. Janie Harrison is ...
Quinte News
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:51:51 -0700

UPDATE: One person has died after the two-vehicle collision on Highway 401 Friday afternoon. The name is being withheld until next of kin is notified. All lanes on Highway 401 westbound are now clear. A two-vehicle collision on highway 401 westbound in ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:09:44 -0700

A team of local woman are coming together and using their collective powers to make an unexpected difference within the community. The group called 100 woman who care Quinte will be holding their first meeting on September 9 and voting on a non-profit ...

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