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.


Friday, 09 June 2023 18:24

Winner's Weekend!

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Going miniature golfing is one of my favorite things to do in my free time. I love all of the different obstacles you come across and some of the great themes that courses have. This weekend, our winner's weekend contest is right in this arena. All weekend, WQMX has your chance to score 4 FREE games of mini golf at Rolling Greens Miniature Golf on Rte 619 in Uniontown. Not only that!!! You'll get 4…
Thursday, 08 June 2023 18:27

Hard to believe this happening...but it can.

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Not that long ago it was so hot and seemed like it would never cool down below 85 degrees. Well today, it has struggled to make it up to 70. That is why the powers that be at Cedar Point had to make the decision to close Cedar Point Shores Water Park for the day! Even in June, it was just not warm enough!  Luckily for them and anyone who has been planning to go,…
Wednesday, 07 June 2023 18:29

One Week Away

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We are OFFICIALLY one week out from The Country Fest! Who are you most excited to see? The headliners are: Wednesday - Riley Green, Thursday - Kane Brown, Friday - Jon Pardi, Saturday - Sam Hunt.  Personally I'm excited to see all of them. Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Tyler Hubbard. Lauren Alaina, Corey Kent. How can you go wrong? It's a great lineup top to bottom next week at Clay's Resort Jellystone Park...Can't wait to…
Tuesday, 06 June 2023 17:54

How often do you go?

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Today (June 6th) is National Drive-In Movie Day. Remember those? I ask because the number of drive-in theaters is dwindling across the country. When I was young (early-mid 90s), we'd go fairly often on a Saturday night in the Summer to the drive-in. I usually didn't make it to the end of the first movie because even that was past my I may not have been able to fully enjoy it then, but looking…
Monday, 05 June 2023 18:45

Such a nice day!!!

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I wish this was me driving around today. It was such a nice drive into work this afternoon! I had all 4 windows all the way down, and my car said about 72-74 degrees outside! This was a perfect day to have a convertible...comfortable, no humidity, some sunshine. Sadly all I can do is roll my windows down and pretend...I don't even have a sun/moonroof. If you are lucky enough to have a convertible (and…
Thursday, 01 June 2023 23:28


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My mom is my landlady. That said, she almost always goes with me when I pick out new decor for my house. We spent part of Thursday afternoon at the hardware store picking out a new ceiling fan for my enclosed porch. The electric may be going bad and it's time to update that and get new hardware in the process - the porch was added onto my house in 1986 and has not had…
Wednesday, 31 May 2023 23:16

Welcome to Summer!

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With today being June 1st, it's the OFFICIAL unofficial start of Summer :)!!!! Today is the climatological first day of Summer!!! Vacations, days at the beach, Cedar Point, no school...I could go on. Summer is awesome! The weather is so nice this time of year. I really enjoy being able to open up my house and let some fresh air inside. Not to mention leaving the house without 10 layers of clothing either on already…
Wednesday, 31 May 2023 03:13

Just ONE reason why I'll only swim in a pool!

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I CANNOT imagine being underwater, doing your thing as a scubadiver and having this face looking back at you! DANG!!!! Apparently that's what happened to an unlucky guy in Australia. The guy had his head bitten down on by a Saltwater Crocodile. It's bad enough to worry about sharks, but crocs too?! No thank you.  I'll just stick to the swimming pool. Read the story about the unfortunate incident here.
Monday, 29 May 2023 23:30

I had a rather quiet Memorial Day weekend

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It all started Wednesday last week. I started feeling like my allergies were beginning to bother me. At the same time, it felt like a cold. Wednesday I was having trouble talking without getting the feeling like I had to cough up a hairball the size of an adult cat!!! Then, later that afternoon and evening I started noticing signs that made me think it might be a cold or the flu as well -…
This is the Rhododendron next to my front door at home. My mom bought the house in 1978 and this plant was already this thing is at least 45 years old! The top of it could look a little better than it does. Last year, it looked it's best and in full bloom on Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully the same will happen this year too! I'm giving it liquid love and looking forward to…
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