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.


Tuesday, 11 July 2023 16:08

This guy looks better in a tux than I do!!

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I've seen a few things in my time...but not this! A llama serving as a groomsman! This couple in New York hired a company that has llamas and uses them to provide a fun and comforting atmosphere at events. I think it's a great idea. Not only is it a great idea, but the pictures are hilarious! I really do think the llama looks better than I do in a tux! Maybe I need to…
Tuesday, 11 July 2023 15:13

If I fits, I sits!

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This is a picture I took of Buttercup over the weekend. He is sitting in the box that his automatic feeder came in. He usually just plays with his toys, but every now and then he'll take an interest in a box. Doesn't last too long, but for a little bit cardboard is the best thing since a catnip-infused toy mouse! I think this proves that just like kids, animals can be less interested in…
Monday, 10 July 2023 15:13

I can say I finally saw it

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Sunday night I was at home and looking for something to watch. I have been seeing a few shorts on my YouTube feed about the movie Deep Impact, so I decided to rent it. I never saw it when it was out in theaters - we went to see Armageddon instead.  My thoughts on Deep Impact: It wasn't terrible, but I didn't think it was great either. It seemed to me the story could've been…
Thursday, 06 July 2023 23:07

Raccoons, and Skunks, and Deer, oh my!

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Years ago, I remember seeing a story on the news about people who had skunks as pets. In watching that story, I learned that skunks can be found in different color patterns other than the classic black and white we're used to. Recently, there was the story of a woman hiking in the Metroparks in Berea who spotted an Albino raccoon! Now that was interesting to learn about and see the pictures! Now in Chesterland,…
Thursday, 06 July 2023 00:37

Happy birthday, Robin!

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Thursday is the 78th birthday for Burt Ward. He played Robin on the 60's TV series Batman. What a show. I remember being young and Batman was my favorite super hero. I especially enjoyed the animated series from the early 90's, although I did watch the 60's live action show too. When you're 4 or 5 it didn't seem like too bad of a show, although once you get older you see how low budget…
Tuesday, 04 July 2023 23:14

Happy 4th!

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I hope you had a happy 4th and enjoyed some food and fireworks with family and/or friends. I did absolutely NOTHING all day and it was quite nice. Growing up, we would always go to see the fireworks in Hudson.  Although I think we stopped going many years ago. Also, one year I was in the Stow 4th of July parade - but that was a one time deal. I no longer have a "tradition"…
Sunday, 02 July 2023 23:18

Holiday weekend road trip!

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Friday night I went out to Toledo with my mom and spent the night. Then, on Saturday we went to the Toledo Zoo. It is one of my favorite zoos in the country. I have been going there with family my entire life. It's the right size too - bigger than the Akron Zoo, but smaller and more compact than the Cleveland Zoo or other major city zoos.  There were several baby animals including baby…
Friday, 30 June 2023 01:13

We're going X-TREME this weekend!

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This Saturday (July 1st) Cherise has a ticket stop. But it's not just ANY ticket stop. It's a WQMX-TREME ticket stop!!!  One lucky person will win tickets to THREE upcoming Blossom shows: Jason Aldean on July 20th Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on August 9th JellyRoll on September 30th!!!!' All you have to do is show up at American Freight in Wadsworth from 12-1:30 and they can let you in on all the details! You can…
Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:31

One of my favorite desserts

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One of my friends from high school texted me late last week saying that the two of us needed to meet up for dinner. Well, we both love Flan...the Mexican custard dessert, so we wanted to get Mexican for dinner of course! So we met up for dinner Wednesday evening for dinner. Honestly, I don't remember what he had lol (I'm such a great friend aren't I?! haha). I had a taco and an enchilada.…
Wednesday, 28 June 2023 00:11

I think he'll like it...I know I will!

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My cat Buttercup and I have a routine. He gets breakfast when I get home from work. Then lunch comes around noon. Yes, I get up out of bed to feed him and then go back to bed!!! Proves who runs the house right?! haha Tuesday afternoon, I had an a-ha (you dummy why didn't you think of this sooner) moment. Get him an automated timed feeder! That way it'll feed him at the same…
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