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.


Wednesday, 17 April 2024 18:06

Wanna go see Jordan Davis?

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Jordan Davis hits the stage at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown this Friday night with Mitchell Tenpenny and Ashley Cooke! WQMX is giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets for the show! All you have to do is go to our Instagram page and follow the directions - then you are entered! Hurry though! You only have until tomorrow (Thursday 04/18) at Noon to get entered. Good luck from all of us…
Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:07

Today was hard!

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Now, I was not sleeping outside, but I had a very difficult time this morning...let me tell you! I first woke up around maybe 8:30 straight out of a dream. That meant I was dead tired! So I was able to go back to sleep. Then, I woke up again around 10:00. Again, straight out of a dream! UGH!!!! Tried to go back to sleep for a bit, then decided just to head down to…
Monday, 15 April 2024 18:07

Yay. It's Tax Day

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It is just after 6pm on Tax Day as I write this. I hope you have everything ready to go and in the mail, e-filed, etc. If you are getting money back...congratulations! It's almost a feeling like hitting the lottery. If you owe money, I'm sorry. I hope it's not too much. This has been a different tax season for me than ever before. More complicated, more stressful, everything. Always before, my return was very…
Friday, 12 April 2024 18:26

New Cole Swindell tonight!

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Cole Swindell has dropped his new single. Be listening with me tonight at 9:00 for Keep It or Kick It where you get your chance to say how you feel about the new music! I look forward to seeing how you like it. Check it out at 9:00!
Thursday, 11 April 2024 18:12

Hardy is branching out

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If Micahel Jordan's or LeBron James' shoes were too expensive for you, take a look at these. Hardy has joined forces with the Floafers Loafers company to create his own shoe line. The 1st edition of the shoes have artwork from "The Mockingbird & The Crow" album on them! He says he got the idea for them in a very simple way. He was out on the golf course with a friend one day who…
Wednesday, 10 April 2024 18:20

We have reached that time of year

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Sunday afternoon, I finally did it for the first time this season - cut my grass. It had really been needing it too! Some parts of my yard were starting to look like a jungle! I am not the biggest fan of the chore. I find it to be just that - a chore to do. I am not exactly sure why. It gets me more steps in for the day, and I have a…
Tuesday, 09 April 2024 18:32

Happy birthday Eric!!!...MAYBE

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Today is my birthday. A couple weeks ago I scheduled routine maintenance for my car for today - oil change/tire rotation. I also mentioned I have been hearing a noise that sounded like it was coming from the left front tire area. I get the call later with the diagnosis - I need a new transmission! YAY!!! On my birthday no less. At least they tell me it's covered under my warranty. I should have…
Monday, 08 April 2024 18:10

What a sight!

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A friend of mine from High School texted me last week and asked if I wanted to go with him to check out the eclipse. I said, sure why not! We went to the Akron Art Museum and the events they had going on there. We started out having lunch downtown at El Patron which was quite yummy! Then, we walked over to the museum and toured the galleries for a bit. We stopped in…
Friday, 05 April 2024 18:16

Be here at 9:00 tonight! This is big!

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You heard Cherise play it during the Country Cafe earlier today. Now, it's time for you to have a say with Keep It or Kick It. Tonight at 9:00 on the New @ 9 I will play the new Luke Bryan single "Love You, Miss You, Mean It" as the New Song Spotlight. Then I need you, the listener, to tell we Keep It or Kick It? This is where you REALLY DO have…
Thursday, 04 April 2024 18:16

BIG news for Chayce Beckham

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We have all joked in the past that MOST of the time, it's the runner's up or the 3rd or 4th place people on American Idol that end up with the big career rather than the winner. There have been a few exceptions (two being Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood). Now, you can add Chayce Beckham to the list of winners with a big career. He is being recognized as the 1st American Idol winner…
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