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, 28 June 2024 19:54

Congratulations to them!

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George Strait and Keith Urban are both among the class of 36 celebrities getting a star on the Hollywwod Walk of Fame in 2025. No word yet on exactly WHEN the event will happen, but that is a big deal for sure! Congrats to them and the other 34!
Thursday, 27 June 2024 19:04

A big night on the New @ 9!

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Be here on WQMX tonight at 9:00 for the New @ 9! For Keep It or Kick It I have BRAND NEW Kelsea Ballerini & Noah Kahan called "Cowboys Cry Too".  Listen to the song in its entirety and let's see what you think about it tonight at 9:00!
Wednesday, 26 June 2024 18:11

This is an awesome story

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Jelly Roll appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. He sang, he talked, he announced more tour dates this Fall! But then, after taping was done he stuck around with the audience. He performed a 30 minute set for them! Isn't that cool?! That is quite a generous thing for him to do and would've been really cool to be a part of that audience!
Tuesday, 25 June 2024 18:19

One more day to win!

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There is one more Thursday in the month of June this year. That means you have one more Summer Spending Money Thousand Dollar Thursday! This will be your final few chances to win some cash money...a chunk of $1,000! Be listening on Thursday morning to Scott & Sarah in the Morning. Sarah will tell you when to listen for your cue to call later in the day. When you hear it, if you are the…
Monday, 24 June 2024 19:17

Hope your weekend was nice

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Over the weekend, we FINALLY cooled down on Sunday to be able to spend time outdoors! Yes, it was humid thanks to the spotty showers and storms, but not enough to stay inside ALL day! I ended up going to the Akron Zoo Sunday afternoon. I just made sure to take an umbrella in with me and I was fine. Then earlier this afternoon it was still cool enough to be able to do something…
Friday, 21 June 2024 18:32

Post Malone announces his Country album

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Post Malone has what very well may turn out to be the song of the Summer with Morgan Wallen. Now that he has that success, he will be releasing an entire Country album later this Summer. Look for Post Malone's album "F 1-Trillion" to hit the market on August 16th. He says the title is a play on the model of pickup trucks. It'll be interesting to see what kind of range into Country someone…
Thursday, 20 June 2024 17:52

It's downhill from here

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I write this blog every year at this time. It is the OFFICIAL start of that means one thing - the days are going to get shorter for the next six months :(. I personally love a late night sunset. They can be so pretty, and it improves your mood having the sun out later in the day. If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's looking outside in January at 4:30 in the…
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 18:26

We need your opinion again

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Tonight during the New at 9, I will be playing Keep It or Kick It with Brian Kelley's song "Acres". I know we asked for your thoughts on this one last week, but we'd like to get a second read on it. Catch up with you at 9:00 for Keep It or Kick it! You can vote via phone call or text on the Toth Buick GMC Text Line at 330-370-2000. I look forward to…
Tuesday, 18 June 2024 18:02


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Iiiittt's back! The WQMX Golf Outing is coming up again on Monday August 5th. Again this year we will be at Raintree Golf Center in Green. Get your foursome together now and get signed up. As always, we will feed you breakfast, lunch, and dinner...there will be the raffle, and more! It is all to raise money for Tree of Lights to benefit NEOPAT.  All the information you need and how to sign up can…
Monday, 17 June 2024 18:20

CountryFest 2024

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I was able to make it out on Saturday evening. I was really looking forward to seeing Thomas Rhett. As you can see, I was able to meet Riley Green before his set...which was awesome! I had such a great time hanging out with coworkers, seeing all of the dedicated country music fans, and listening to some really great music! Thomas Rhett did not disappoint! Kinda bummed I wasn't able to be there for Lainey…
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