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, 03 November 2022 23:19

Lions, Tigers, & Bears (and Gorillas)!

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This weekend, I am planning to go to one of my favorite places when the weather is nice - The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. I want to go see the baby gorilla (who just turned a year old btw). The zoo has always been a favorite of mine since I was little. My family has been members of the Akron Zoo for years, and we put those memberships to good use! When I was young we…
Generally, I can only listen to a certain amount of Christmas music at one time before I start going crazy. Don't get me wrong, there are some songs that are just CLASSICS! Both traditional and pop music. As I'm sure it may be foir you, it's just not Christmas until you hear those songs. NOW. The question of WHEN to start. I am a VERY FIRM believer that ANYTIME before Black Friday is too early.…
Tuesday, 01 November 2022 23:01

Yay! I did it! An update

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An update from Monday - I DID make it to the grocery store Tuesday afternoon!!! I'm so happy that I did not procrastinate another day :). If you are a procrastinator like me, you know the daily struggle of telling yourself you'll stop it but that never seems to happen.I guess all we can do is continue pushing ourselves...like how I need to get in a continuous habit of going to the gym on my…
Monday, 31 October 2022 22:57

I am a master procrastinator

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I had planned (and hoped) to go grocery shopping Monday afternoon...but I never did. All my life, I have been a procrastinator. All through college when I had a paper due on Monday, my thoughts were why should I work on it Friday or Saturday, when I have Sunday evening and Monday morning??? Same with shopping. I had to pick up my meal prep for the week and planned to go to the grocery store…
Sunday, 30 October 2022 22:52

Happy Halloween!

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I hope you had a happy, festive, and safe Halloween weekend. I hope your kids got as much candy their little systems (and frankly yours) can handle! Trick or Treat at my house was Saturday night - luckily, I ran out of candy before it was over so I had no more to snack on the rest of the weekend. There were several adults in costumes with their kids, which was great to see :).…
Thursday, 27 October 2022 23:15

I LOVE green Chile!

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Thursday evening, I had dinner at my absolute FAVORITE restaurant in the area...Pancho's Southwest Grille on Massillon Rd in Green. Tex mex is my favorite style of cuisine, but these guys take it to the next level. I have yet to find another restaurant in our area where you can get New Mexico red or green hatch chile on your food - and I love green chile!!! I have extended family that lives in Albuquerque,…
Wednesday, 26 October 2022 23:21

A fun night at the movies

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My mom volunteers as an usher at The Akron Civic Theatre (among other venues). As a thank-you to their volunteers, the staff at The Civic show a movie and provide snacks for them and their families. Being this time of year, it's usually a scary or suspenseful movie - last year was "The Birds", this year was "Rear Window". It makes for a fun evening. We get dinner beforehand, then go down to the theatre…
Tuesday, 25 October 2022 23:36

Almost Trick or Treat time!

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For many communities (including my neighborhood), trick or treat for kids is this weekend. I'm all ready to go! I went to the grocery store this past weekend and stocked up with a 125 piece variety pack. Hopefully I get at least that many kids coming by my house to get rid of inventory. I also bought a smaller bag in case, which I hope I have the will power to bring whatever is left…
Monday, 24 October 2022 23:21

Well, Well, Well. A tribute to Leslie Jordan

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This afternoon I woke up to the extremely sad news that actor/comedian Leslie Jordan had died in a car accident. Apparently he suffered a medical emergency while driving. He was such a funny guy who could always make you laugh with his very quick wit. He is probably best known as Karen Walker's rival Beverly Leslie on "Will & Grace" - a role he apparently only played 17 times! That shows how big his presence…
Sunday, 23 October 2022 22:53

Was this a perfect weekend or what?!

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Could we have asked for better weather for an October weekend?! Even Friday I was driving around with my windows cracked open. Then Saturday and Sunday somehow WAY surpassed it!!! I went and toured the houses in downtown Akron with my mom and my car said it was approaching 80 degrees!!!  Can we have this all winter long (except Christmas Eve and Day)??? I'd rather have this in January and February than the feet of…
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