Eric Matthews

Eric Matthews

Thursday, 22 September 2022 22:33

Welcome Fall...I guess???

The first day of Fall. After the warm temperatures we've had lately, it's officially sweater weather! I'll admit this is not my favorite time of year. Now I do enjoy hoodies, hot chocolate, hayrides and Halloween; but not what we are headed toward. With my schedule, it's sad when it starts getting dark about 3 hours after I get up for the day! My favorite time year is Spring and Summer because it's getting warmer, staying light later, and you can be outside without freezing to death! 

I know I have to accept it. When we get to the first of winter, I will tell you a story (and show you a picture) from this past winter and the nightmare I had. Until then, thoroughly enjoy the colorful leaves and the football games.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 22:47

He's puuurfect!

Let me introduce you to my fur child, my furever toddler. His name is Buttercup and I love him dearly! Here is the backstory of how he came to live with me.

I was coming home from work one night and found him sitting on my front stoop. I went inside and told my ex boyfriend to grab some cat food and water and come outside with me. We fed him and sat with him for about 45 minutes. He was so friendly and we felt awful for him. The next afternoon, we were sitting on our Florida room and my ex spotted him in our backyard. We decided that we were bringing him inside and would try to find his home. We took him to the vet and got him his shots. We were not able to find his home, so we adopted him permanently. 

Ever since, I have been his human. He loves to sit in my lap and cuddle with me. He is a HUGE talker and the two of us have very deep conversations, often about world affairs ;) lol. Buttercup is a wonderful companion. I am a huge supporter of animal rights and the "adopt, don't shop" mantra. I cannot imagine life without animals in my home. <3

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 23:58

Happy Anniversary!!!

I'll try to keep this as short as possible. This week marks my 9th anniversary here at WQMX's parent company Rubber City Radio Group! I've known this is what I wanted to do since I was 10 years old - 25 years ago!! (YIKES). I was lucky enough to have an internship class at Stow High School that got me an internship with the Akron Public Schools' station, as well as with a radio reading station for the blind community owned by Goodwill Industries.

In college I had people at my internship try to talk me out of a career in broadcasting. I knew that if I didn't at least try it, I would kick myself for the rest of my life! About 18 months after graduating from The Ohio Center for Broadcasting (now Ohio Media School), I was hired at our sister station WAKR to work sports and talk shows. Next, out of the blue, I got an opportunity to work a weekend here at WQMX and haven't looked back! That was four years ago. About three years ago, I achieved my dream job and get to play the best country music for you five days a week. I love my job and can't imagine doing anything else!!