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.

 

Sunday, 16 October 2022 23:16

Go Vols!

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While I'm not a big fan of the NFL, I do enjoy me some college football! I do not have allegiance to any one team, I just enjoy watching the game. The closest thing to a favorite team I have would be Tennessee. My family has been going on vacation to the Smoky Mountains for almost 25 years, and we now own a vacation home in the area - so East Tennessee kinda feels like…
Thursday, 13 October 2022 23:14

We've lost another legend

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Earlier this week we lost another entertainment legend, Angela Lansbury. She was 96 years old...just 5 days away from her 97th birthday! What a career she had. From her first role at 19 in "Gaslight" (1944) to her last role at 96 in the "Knives Out" sequel "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (2022), which will be released next month. Of course she was very well known for her work on Broadway. I'm of the…
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 22:48

Who has the remote?

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Some might (and have) called my TV watching habits odd. I do not have cable, just rabbit ears and streaming. My favorite shows to watch are shows (especially sitcoms) from the 80s and 90s I watched growing up. I will stream those quite a bit with SOME live TV thrown in. However, my two favorites to stream 24 hours via Pluto TV: 1. Bob Barker era episodes of "The Price is Right" 2. Robert Stack…
Tuesday, 11 October 2022 22:56

Happy National Coming Out Day

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October 11th is National Coming Out Day. Today, I thought I'd share a bit about my story. I started to realize I was different somewhere in middle school. I realized I was gay in high school, but it really took me until my early 20s to fully accept who I am. I came out to friends and family at the age of 22. It was the Spring Semester of my senior year in college...the very last…
Monday, 10 October 2022 22:46

Guardians in the playoffs!

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Baseball always has and always will be my favorite sport. Being October, it's time for some postseason Baseball...and the Guardians are a part of it! Whether it's a Wild Card game against Tampa, or the World Series against the best team from the other league, October Baseball just has a different feeling to it. I will always associate the playoffs with 1995 vs. Atlanta, 1997 vs. Florida (now Miami), and 2016 vs. the Chicago Cubs.…
Sunday, 09 October 2022 22:54

Southern food in the North

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I absolutely suck at cooking. So I end up eating out more than I really should. This past Friday, I went to Dave's Hot Chicken on Detroit Ave in Lakewood for dinner (they have another location at Westgate Shopping Center in Fairview Park). Now I have baby mouth, so I don't do heat well. I selected the Mild spice, which was more than cool enough for me. I got a tender, a slider, and crinkle…
Thursday, 06 October 2022 23:00

The best cruise of my life!

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So I saved the best part of vacation for last - the Whale Watch Cruise! OH. MY. GOD. was this SPECTACULAR! We went on a 4 hour whale watch cruise out of Boston Harbor to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We saw A LOT of Humpback Whales...we were told that there were 60-80 around our boat! They are up North this time of year to feed as much as they can before they head…
Wednesday, 05 October 2022 13:40

A trip back in time to 1620

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My mom and I spent a couple hours one afternoon in Plymouth,MA - the site of the pilgrim landing in 1620. We saw the Mayflower II docked in port, a reproduction of the original from the 1600's. It was built in England in the '50s and then sailed to Massachusetts just like in 1620! We stopped at Plymouth rock and heard a park ranger talk about the reasons the pilgrims came to America and what…
Tuesday, 04 October 2022 23:16

The city where every day is Halloween

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This past Friday, my mom and I visited Salem,Massachusetts...it DID NOT disappoint! It was September 30th, so everything AND EVERYONE were all decorated for Halloween, but without all of the parking restrictions and INSANE crowds - that started the next day...LOL. We took a trolley tour around town and saw a few of the sights that were used in the filming of 'Hocus Pocus'. We learned more about the witch trials of 1692, saw some…
Monday, 03 October 2022 22:48

The Kennedy Library & Museum

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Part of the firsat day of my vacation in Boston was spent at the Kennedy Library. In kind of a weird, spooky twist...we visited on the 62nd anniversary of the famous Kennedy/Nixon televised debate (Sep. 26th)! Being it was JFK's only term and election, much of the museum is spent on the election between him and Richard Nixon. Another huge topic discussed is the Cuban Missle Crisis. VERY interesting to look back on. As the…
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