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. Currently, you can hear Eric weekday evenings from 7pm - Midnight!
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.


Friday, 08 December 2023 17:54

An overdue congratulations!

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We cannot end the week without mentioning and saying a BIG congratulations to Darius Rucker who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.  Of course, he gained fame as the frontman to Hootie & the Blowfish before going solo and changing things up for Country music. He has had much success in both arenas and is now finally being recognized for that work with his own spot on the famous sidewalk.…
Thursday, 07 December 2023 18:28

We are ready!

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Before I came into work today, Buttercup and I FINALLY got our decorations up at the house. Now keep in mind, all I really do is put up a couple stockings on the fireplace for us. I have a small fake tree that I could put up in my dining room but I think Buttercup would be too curious and just knock it over.  That said, he was a very big helper today! I put…
Wednesday, 06 December 2023 17:58

Sounds of the season

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During the month of December, I am spotlighting Christmas music made by your favorite WQMX artists in the New @ 9. Jon Pardi just released his latest Christmas album "Merry Christmas from Jon Pardi" in October, so there will be several songs from his new album. That isn't it though! I also have songs to highlight from Maddie & Tae, Dan+Shay, Chase Matthew, Morgan Evans, Mitchell Tenpenny and more! It's just a fun way to…
Tuesday, 05 December 2023 18:06

Big season of giving in the Bryan Household

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The month of December is a BIG month of gift giving for the family of Luke Bryan. They have plenty of reasons to celebrate and give those they love a special something this time of year! First of all, of course there is Christmas! Who could forget that?! Gifts galore there! lol. But not only that, Luke and Caroline are about to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary this Friday (December 8th)! So more gifts and…
Monday, 04 December 2023 18:13

I found a really cool documentary Saturday night

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I stayed up quite late Saturday night (3am) watching a miniseries documentary I found streaming about the start of the Chicago Mob. I think it was a total of six episodes at 1 hour each. This was extremely interesting to me as someone who finds historical events interesting to learn about. The show started all the way back into the early 1900's and followed the upward movement of Al Capone and how he came to…
Tuesday, 28 November 2023 18:12

What I did on Monday with my day off

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You may or may not know (I have blogged about it before), that my family owns a vacation house in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. When we ae not staying there it gets rented out to guests. Since we are at that time just after Thanksgiving and headed to Christmas, I had to make a weekend trip down to decorate the house for Christmas so guests this upcoming month can enjoy the season with…
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 14:11

A kind reminder regarding Thanksgiving TV traditions

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Don't turn on your favorite local channel expecting to watch the Peanut's "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving". Apple acquired the rights to those holiday specials in 2020 putting an end to them airing on your local affiliates. You will need to check it out on Apple TV+ and have a subscription. As a heads up... "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will be the same way. Not to mention "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" too. So don't…
Tuesday, 21 November 2023 17:51

What is your tradition on Thanksgiving?

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Most people eat A LOT of food and then settle in to watch football. This is all after many people also watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York that morning. I will say I have never been a person into parades. I find them boring to watch - especially on TV! When it comes to food, I try to keep myself in check so I don't over eat and feel like crap the rest…
Monday, 20 November 2023 18:06

I went to a fight...

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and a hockey game broke out! LOL! That old dad joke isn't so true anymore. Over the weekend, I had a great time at Saturday night's Monsters game against the Rochester Americans. It has been a few years since I have been to a hockey game. The game has changed a bit. It took until almost the very end of the 1st period for either team to get the first penalty! I don't think the…
Friday, 17 November 2023 09:39

More zoo babies!!!

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There are not many things cuter than baby animals! The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is celebrating the births of more right now! First, they recently had a baby Koala born. Now, it is the Tiger's turn! Yes! The Tigers had a pair of cubs recently and are going to be staying inside with mom for about 2-3 months according to the zoo. We should be able to see all of the cuteness early in 2024! YAY! 
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