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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 www.cjbq.com

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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Quinte News
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 03:26:15 -0800

Ben Sokay scored 3 goals with two assists while linemates Dylan Mascarin and Luc Brown combined for 9 more points. Tyler Burnie added a pair. The Dukes outshot the Muskies 46-21. Wellington is at Kingston Thursday night and CJBQ will be there to bring ...
Quinte News
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:48:45 -0800

CJBQ will be broadcasting that game. Tune into CJBQ at 1:50 p.m. for live coverage. The Trenton Golden Hawks lost Friday night as well. The team fell 3-2 in overtime at home to Newmarket. Josh Allen and Lucas Brown had the Golden Hawk goals, while ...
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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:52:30 -0800

Danny Hanlon and Hunter Fargey with the others. Daniel Urbani only faced 13 shots. Tonight, the first place Hawks are in Kingston to take on the second place Voyageurs. Play by play on CJBQ and cjbq.com for Dow's Climate Care is on the air at 7:20.
Quinte News
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0800

Austin Labelle and Dylan Mascarin scored for the Dukes. Tonight they host the North Division leading Markham Royals at 7:30. CJBQ has the game for Prinzen Ford Sales of Bloomfield. In the Empire Junior “C” League the first place Port Hope Panthers ...
Quinte News
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:48:45 -0800

Trenton is set to host Georgetown in the second game of a three-in-three tonight. Game time from Georgetown is 7:30. The GHawks will then head to Pickering on Sunday to finish off the weekend for a 6:30 puck drop. CJBQ will have the game starting at 6:20.
Quinte News
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 02:30:00 -0800

After having their 4 game winning streak end in Whitby on Sunday, the Wellington Dukes look to get back on track tonight as they host the Newmarket Hurricanes at the Essroc Arena. The Dukes are 7-2-1 in January. Game time is 7:30. CJBQ will also have ...
Quinte News
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:30:00 -0800

The Raiders made it close, scoring an empty netter late in the third, but the Golden Hawks killed off seven of eight penalties to come out on top. Ben Scheel scored the game winner and Daniel Urbani made 40 saves in the win. Trenton's back in action ...

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Quinte News
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 04:52:53 -0800

A local MP has been named the Chair of the National Rural Caucus of the Liberal government in Ottawa. Mike Bossio was named to the position Monday night. The member for Hastings Lennox and Addington told the Lorne Brooker Show on 800 CJBQ, the ...

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