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.


Wednesday, 17 January 2024 18:20

Happy birthday Fiona!

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Attention anyone who has followed Fiona the Hippo from birth: she turns 7 next week!!!! This has been an amazing time for the Cincinnati Zoo with the publicity and outreach with Hippos since her birth. She has captivated many across the country - including Sarah Kay and Ryan Lang here at the station. If I were you, I'd plan a roadtrip down to Cincinnati to help Fiona celebrate her 7th birthday. The zoo is giving…
Tuesday, 16 January 2024 18:18

Be careful with the cold

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As I sit here at my desk and type this, the temperature outside is 11 with a wind chill of -1! That's freakin' cold!!! Be careful there rest of the week and into the weekend. Daytime temps will be in the teens and twentys for the next few days, with nighttime temps either side of 10.  Once we get into next week, it looks as though we will get above freezing and maybe even toward…
Monday, 15 January 2024 18:02

Let's all celebrate today!

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Let me be (maybe) the first to wish you a happy Strawberry Ice Cream day! There are many flavors that I enjoy, although I would say I might put Strawberry in the top 5. I love the chunks of strawberries that are usually found in several bites of the cone. If you love Strawberry Ice Cream like I do, let's all get a scoop or two before the day is done!!!! :)
Friday, 12 January 2024 18:04

I went furniture shopping again

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For Christmas I got a nice small TV to put in my bedroom. I enjoy having a little background noise while I fall asleep. The TV on with the volume down low is the perfect thing for me. So, I needed a table or stand to put the TV on. That's where Abbey Ann's on Cuyahoga Falls Ave in Akron came in. I stopped there yesterday afternoon and found the perfect little table for it!!!…
Thursday, 11 January 2024 17:58

I love to laugh

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As the title of this blog says...I really enjoy laughing at funny things. One that really gets me to smile is a funny bumper sticker. I was out driving around today around the Chapel Hill area and saw a car pass me with a bumper sticker that read "My Driving Scares Me Too". I'm sorry, I found that to be hilarious!!! Now I hope it's just a joke and not something that is meant in…
Wednesday, 10 January 2024 18:08

Tell us what you think

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Tonight on the New @ 9, I will have another new song to play for you as our new song spotlight. Tonight it will be Bryan Martin's "We Ride". Cherise played it today during the Country Cafe and now it needs to get a listen at night. We are going to play Keep it or Kick it, so once you hear it completely all the way through...let me know if you like the song or…
Tuesday, 09 January 2024 18:00

Congratulations guys!

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Big congrats to Dan + Shay for topping the charts this week with "Save Me The Trouble"! The first single off of their album "Bigger Houses" makes their 10th #1 single. Oh, by the way...I'm going to have their next single on Keep it or Kick it very soon!
Monday, 08 January 2024 18:07

Help choose the music on WQMX!

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It's that time of year again. I know, we all hated taking tests in school...but this one can be fun! It's the WQMX music test! It is time for us to ask YOU the listener what songs you are enjoying on the station and which ones you are a little tired of hearing. Since you're on our website right now, click on over and start the music test now. You could even score an Amazon…
Friday, 05 January 2024 18:02

People are saying this is a little sus...

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Parker McCollum is making people wonder what might be up. He has just announced he is cancelling a show in College Station,TX this August for "unforseeable circumstances". At the same time, he is also saying he has some exciting news to share soon. Many loyal fans are wondering: Does this mean that he and his wife Hallie of almost 2 years are expecting baby #1? Do the math...that is about 8 months from now. We…
Thursday, 04 January 2024 17:51

Happy Birthday, Mom

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Today is my mom's birthday. I know it sucks having your birthday right around the holiday season - I have three blood relatives (including mom) and my ex's father who all have their birthdays between December 20th and January 5th. The individuality of the celebration of your birth gets lost because of the rest of the calendar at the time. I have already taken my mom to dinner this week at the establishment of her…
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