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CJBQ
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]

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fybush, Scott (January 9, 2015). Tower site of the week 1/9/15: Belleville, Ontario. Retrieved January 16, 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°58′08″N 77°25′09″W / 43.96889°N 77.41917°W / 43.96889; -77.41917



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Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville Intelligencer
Fri, 22 May 2015 19:40:04 -0700

Jennie Reilly, Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club and Tim Durkin, CJBQ, Rock 107, Mix 97 placed second. Their instructor was Lisa Sinclair. Sandie Sidsworth, Canadian Mental Health Association and Brett Davis, teacher at Harry J. Clarke, rocked out to Journey ...

Belleville Intelligencer

Quinte News
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:52:30 -0700

Meanwhile, it's game three tonight in Trenton between the Trenton Goldenhawks and the Kingston Voyageurs. The series is tied at one game apiece. Gametime at the Dunc McDonald Gardens is 7:30. Broadcast time on CJBQ and CJBQ.com with Tim Durkin ...
 
Quinte News
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:30:00 -0700

In local hockey playoff action last night, the Trenton Goldenhawks took a 2 games to one lead in their series by beating the Kingston Voyageurs 4 to 1. The next game is tonight at 7:30 at the Invista Centre in Kingston. Meanwhile, it's game 3 tonight ...

Toronto Star

CKWS
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:07:30 -0700

“GOOD MORNING YOU'RE ON CJBQ”. “I WAS SHOCKED AND THEN I WAS SAD, AND THEN MAD AND NOW I'VE COME TO THE REALITY THAT THIS TEAM IS GONE.” JACK MILLER HAS BEEN THE PLAY BY PLAY VOICE OF THE BULLS SINCE DAY ...

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 ...

Quinte News

Quinte News
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:41:03 -0700

Coroner Dr. Don Cooke walks towards a westbound Via Rail train stopped on the tracks just west of the Trenton Junction. (Photo: Nicole Kleinsteuber / Quinte News). An unidentified man was killed after being struck by a via train just west of the ...

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 ...
 
Quinte News
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:05:50 -0800

UPDATE 1:10 p.m.: School officials report the lock down has been lifted and there is no threat to students. A cause for the lock down has yet to be revealed. St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School Belleville was put under lock down over the noon hour as ...
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