Eric Matthews

staff tim homeBorn and raised in the Akron area, Eric knew from an early age he wanted to work in radio. After high school he went on to The University of Toledo and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Communications.

After graduating from The Ohio Center for Broadcasting, Eric joined Rubber City Radio Group in 2013 as a Sports Producer for 1590 WAKR. He added on air duties at WQMX in December 2018 and became the weekday overnight personality in December 2019.
Eric also taught Drivers Education to high school students across Northeast Ohio for 4 years. In his spare time he loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. He is also a huge Guardians, Cavs, and college football fan. A huge animal lover, Eric has 1 cat named Buttercup.


Tuesday, 04 October 2022 23:16

The city where every day is Halloween

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This past Friday, my mom and I visited Salem, DID NOT disappoint! It was September 30th, so everything AND EVERYONE were all decorated for Halloween, but without all of the parking restrictions and INSANE crowds - that started the next day...LOL. We took a trolley tour around town and saw a few of the sights that were used in the filming of 'Hocus Pocus'. We learned more about the witch trials of 1692, saw some…
Monday, 03 October 2022 22:48

The Kennedy Library & Museum

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Part of the firsat day of my vacation in Boston was spent at the Kennedy Library. In kind of a weird, spooky twist...we visited on the 62nd anniversary of the famous Kennedy/Nixon televised debate (Sep. 26th)! Being it was JFK's only term and election, much of the museum is spent on the election between him and Richard Nixon. Another huge topic discussed is the Cuban Missle Crisis. VERY interesting to look back on. As the…
Sunday, 02 October 2022 14:15

Cheers to a vacation!

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So last week I was on vacation. In case you can't tell by the picture, my mom and I went to Boston. Boy did we have a great time! OF COURSE we had to stop by Cheers (did not go in though)!   We also spent a little time walking around Boston Common and the Public Garden which brings me to the ducks. Stopped and took a picture of the "Make Way for Ducklings" statue,…
Thursday, 22 September 2022 22:33

Welcome Fall...I guess???

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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,…
Wednesday, 21 September 2022 22:47

He's puuurfect!

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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…
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 23:58

Happy Anniversary!!!

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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…