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.

 

Thursday, 09 February 2023 00:55

A lot of fun promotions

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The Guardians released the 2023 promotional schedule for fans on Wednesday! There will be 16 fireworks nights, nine Dollar Dog nights, and other fun for fans. One day, there will be a Triston McKenzie jersey giveaway (among others). You could end up with a bobblehead of Kwan or Clase, or on May 13th you could get a replica Gold Glove Award from 2022 (they play the LA Angels that day). Of course there will be…
Wednesday, 08 February 2023 00:56

Metropolis is the best!

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Earlier this week, Metropolis Popcorn sent the station some samples of flavors for a Valentine's Day theme. One was Chocolate Covered Cherry, another was Cinnamon Red Hots. But the one I wanted to try was the Chocolated Covered Strawberry! Dang! It DID NOT disappoint! YUM!!! No matter what time of year, no matter the occasion, stop in to Metropolis Popcorn in Cuyahoga Falls or Hudson to treat yourself to some wonderful popcorn! You won't be…
Tuesday, 07 February 2023 00:43

The trucks have left, next it's the players!

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So the trucks hauling all of the equipment to Phoenix for Spring Training for the Guardians left late last week! Pitchers and catchers report Wednesday of next week, and other players report Sunday the 19th! Do I hear Spring in the air?? Before we know it, we'll be listening to Spring Training games on the radio. Then you blink, and it'll be time to fill Progressive Field for the 2023 season! A true sign that…
Sunday, 05 February 2023 23:32

The old joke isn't true anymore!

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The old joke was that Saturday night at the grocery store was kinda reserved for singles to meet, mingle, and pick each other up...I think times have changed. I went grocery shopping around 7:00 Saturday night (not looking for a date, I SWEAR! I was out of everything... lol) and I could almost count the number of people shopping with me! I think with the invention of dating apps, people are going there looking for…
Thursday, 02 February 2023 23:30

This day (February 2nd) in 1974

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Thursday wasn't JUST Groundhog Day. On that date (February 2, 1974) Dolly Parton gained her 2nd #1 hit with Jolene! I love the song - possibly my favorite of hers. I know it was my dad's favorite Dolly song as well. The story behind the song is so interesting, and the story told IN the song is one that is such a common feeling among all people. In case you aren't aware - Dolly says…
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 23:45

Happy Groundhog Day!

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Yep, it's that time of year again - where America wakes up early to find out if a rodent is going to say Spring is coming early or not, lol. I've never been like Phil Connors to travel to Gobbler's Knob to experience the whole day, and I don't put much into what the groundhog says when humans with computer technology can't even get it right! Either way, Happy Groundhog Day whether you celebrate or…
Tuesday, 31 January 2023 23:42

A Cleveland baseball icon silenced

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A couple days ago, we learned of John Adams' death. If you have been a Cleveland baseball fan at any point since the '70s you know who he is. He was the guy with the drum sitting out in the bleachers who rarely missed a game. In fact, it's calculated he attended over 3,700 games since 1973! Growing up here in the '90s and going to games I always thought it was a recording when…
Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:19

Yeah, I dreamt that...pt.3

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I had another one! Sometime on Monday I had a weird dream that was work related this time. In this one, all of us at WQMX went on a fieldtrip and took the station on the road...to Columbia,SC. HAHA All of us were broadcasting from a 19th century themed inn that we were staying at. We were in the ballroom with a lot of locals hanging out and listening to us in person. Then, in…
Sunday, 29 January 2023 23:34

Yeah, I dreamt that...pt.2

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I had another odd dream over the weekend. This one was sports related. This time, I had a dream that in Northeast Ohio we were celebrating BOTH the Browns and Guardians winning it all in the same year! LOL. As always, I have no idea what brought this on. By the way, I do not know who either team beat for the league championship. All I know is there was a lot of TV coverage…
I love my furball Buttercup. I spend money on his food (he has a soecial diet), and make sure he has a good amount of toys to keep him occupied. I spend my good, hard earned money on said toys...as does my mom. But what does this little nerd do?... plays with simple everyday things! Now, I know all cats do it. Once, he decided that the circular lid to a thing of litter would…
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