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, 20 June 2023 23:26

I finally made a decision!

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I told you at the beginning of the month about buying a new ceiling fan for my back porch. Well, I have also been looking for new light fixtures for my kitchen and near my front door by my coat closet. After visiting four stores over the last three weeks, I finally bought some fixtures Tuesday evening! I bought one for the center of my kitchen, one above my kitchen sink, and the one near…
I remember being in High School when Top Thrill Dragster opened in 2003. My friends and I waited 3 hours for our 1st time on the 30 second ride. We loved it immediately! Then two years ago came the accident that shut it down. Now, Cedar Point is working on reimagining the attraction for 2024.  What do you think they are doing with it? At this point...I've gotten too far removed from amusement parks to…
Sunday, 18 June 2023 23:30

If you haven't seen it...GO!

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I was getting ready to head to Country Fest Friday afternoon when I got a text from my mom asking "Will you PLEASE go see The Little Mermaid in 3D with me tonight?" Since the word please was in all caps, I said I would since this was an unusual request of her. I really didn't have much of a desire to see it but I figured I'd humor her. Of course I have seen…
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been married for 18 years (since 2005)! That's an eternity in Hollywood! It has now come to light that Trisha really wanted to legally change her last name to Brooks, but Garth said he didn't want her to.  It is quite unusual in our society not to change your last name when you get married, but sometimes people don't. I have a friend whose wife didn't change her name…
Wednesday, 14 June 2023 23:01

You're OFFICIALLY old if...

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I saw this list on the internet and HAD to share it because I found it so funny! Apparently if you remember these five things in your life, you are now OFFICIALLY old!! Before you go and make fun of me for calling anyone old, keep in mind at 36...I remember every one of these...LOL 1. Using a pencil to rewind a cassette tape. (many kids now don't even know what these are) 2. Cars…
Tuesday, 13 June 2023 23:21

Finding a new use for something old

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Growing up in the 90s as I did, I have very fond memories of spending Summer afternoons at Sea World in Aurora. Since the amusement park closed 15 years ago and the water park closed almost 10 years ago there have been plans to try and repurpose the land. Now, the city of Aurora is considering buying a large chunk of the Sea World side of the poperty and turning it into a public park.…
Monday, 12 June 2023 23:18

Say it isn't so :(

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We had to know it was only a matter of time until this announcement was put out there but it's still sad. Early Monday evening, Pat Sajak announced this upcomming season (2023-2024) will be his last hosting "Wheel of Fortune". Vanna will be sticking around it seems and they will team her up with a new host. The two of them have been teamed together since 1983! Sajak even surpassed Bob Barker (my all time…
Sunday, 11 June 2023 23:26

FINALLY! After 3 weeks.

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After three weeks, it FINALLY decided to rain again! Since Sunday was a rainy afternoon, I decided to go shopping for a few things I've been wanting to get for a little while now. I bought two new table lamps for my end tables in my living room. They are replacing free ones My ex and I got from my dad when we moved in together. Next I want to get a new coffee table.…
Friday, 09 June 2023 18:24

Winner's Weekend!

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Going miniature golfing is one of my favorite things to do in my free time. I love all of the different obstacles you come across and some of the great themes that courses have. This weekend, our winner's weekend contest is right in this arena. All weekend, WQMX has your chance to score 4 FREE games of mini golf at Rolling Greens Miniature Golf on Rte 619 in Uniontown. Not only that!!! You'll get 4…
Thursday, 08 June 2023 18:27

Hard to believe this happening...but it can.

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Not that long ago it was so hot and seemed like it would never cool down below 85 degrees. Well today, it has struggled to make it up to 70. That is why the powers that be at Cedar Point had to make the decision to close Cedar Point Shores Water Park for the day! Even in June, it was just not warm enough!  Luckily for them and anyone who has been planning to go,…
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