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, 17 May 2024 18:12

Check this out for sure!

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Here at WQMX, we send you to Port Clinton quite often with tickets to the African Safari Wildlife Park.  They have just announced they are adding the world's largest rodent - the Capybara to their walkable safari beginning in June! We have a certain co-worker here at the station who I'm sure will be first in line!!! Check out the details here.
Thursday, 16 May 2024 18:19

New music alert for the New @ 9

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You want to be tuned in to WQMX at 9:00 tonight during the New @ 9! For tonight's new song spotlight I have the new Luke Combs single "Ain't No Love In Oklahoma"!!! I will need your help though to decide if we keep it or kick it. Once you hear the song in its entirety, call or text me on the Toth Buick GMC Text line at 330-370-2000 to let me know your thoughts!…
Wednesday, 15 May 2024 18:23

Another big night on The New @ 9

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After premiering new Sam Hunt last night, tonight for Keep It or Kick It...I have brand new music from Scotty McCreery! Cherise gave you a taste at noon, so let's see what you say tonight at 9:00. Should we keep it or kick it?! I'll take your votes between 9 and 9:45 and the results will be given about 9:50. You can vote by texting me on the Toth Buick GMC Text line or call…
Tuesday, 14 May 2024 18:16

The Think Pink Party

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One of the best parts of this job is getting to hang out with you, the listeners as well as meeting the artists we play everyday in person. Lat night at The Knight Stage, we did both! It was such a nice evening for great music by these two artists (who both sounded AWESOME) with the best listeners in the area! You helped us raise a lot of money for breast cancer which is a…
Friday, 10 May 2024 18:18

Congrats to Jelly Roll!

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Big props to Jelly Roll! He just completed a 5K race that he has been training for. That is quite an accomplishment!  Not only that, but in the process he lost another 50 pounds in his weight loss journey! Which is totally amazing! Of course his biggest chearleader was his wife Bunnie XO. Maybe now that he has completed that one, let's get him to sign up for our 5K race this Fall! What do…
Thursday, 09 May 2024 18:16

A big song for Keep It or Kick It tonight

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We have brand new music tonight that we are featuring today on WQMX. It's from Post Malone & Morgan Wallen called "I Had Some Help". Coming up tonight at 9, it'll be your chance to tell me if we should keep the song or kick it out of a window! Listen to the song in its entirety and then vote at 330-370-2000 by phone call or text. Listen for the results at 9:50 tonight! Let's…
Wednesday, 08 May 2024 18:02

What I did on my first full day back home

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There are a couple things I DIDN'T get to that I need to do. First, I need to pay my bills - those are due next week! Second is go to the grocery store. I haven't had time to do that just yet. Third, I need to completely finish unpacking and get some extra laundry done - hopefully tonight after work...fingers crossed on that one. BUT, one thing I DID get done today before I…
Tuesday, 07 May 2024 18:09

Back from Vacation

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I'm Back! I got home yesterday evening from my vacation, and it's time to get back to work. I went out to Southern California (San Diego) to visit family. It was so nice to just get away for a week. The weather was awesome - sunny and temps in the low to mid 70s. Only one day stayed cloudy, and one day in the low 60s was pretty chilly. We did a lot of fun…
Friday, 26 April 2024 18:14

New Lee Brice tonight!

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For Keep It or Kick It tonight, I have a new song from Lee Brice with Hailey Whitters & Nate Smith called "Drinking Buddies". We have been playing it for you all day, but tonight on the New @ 9 I need your votes to tell me if WQMX should keep the song or kick it out into the garbage. You will have until 9:45 to vote after you hear the song in its entirety,…
Thursday, 25 April 2024 18:20

The date has been moved up!

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Yesterday was Carly Pearce's birthday. In thanking fans for all of the birthday wishes, she had an announcement to make. Carly let fans know that the release of her latest album "Hummingbird" has been moved up! The album that includes her duet "We Don't Fight Anymore" with Chris Stapleton will now be released on June 7th! You will be able to find it wherever you buy your music - ENJOY!
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