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, 27 March 2024 18:15

More birthday celebrations today

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We are continuing with the birthday wishes today...only on a local scale this time.  First, I want to tell you about an amazing woman. She goes to the same gym I do, and I see her there everyday. My Mom and I stopped to talk to her one day and she told us that her son drives her to the gym everyday and she walks 2 miles while she's there. I found out that today…
Tuesday, 26 March 2024 17:56

Happy birthday to Kenny Chesney!

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Happy 56th birthday to Kenny Chesney! He was born on this day in 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in nearby Luttrell. His debut single dropped in 1993, and his debut album was released in the Spring of 1994 - congratulations to him on a 30 year career this year! He has given his fans (No Shoes Nation) so much to celebrate over the years. A lot of great music, and a lot of…
Monday, 25 March 2024 18:11

Another Country Music Star

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For Season 25, "The Voice" is adding yet another Country singer to the ranks! Keith Urban will join the show this Spring as a Mega Mentor. He already has some experience with the show in a way. He was an original coach when the show first began in Australia in 2011. He stuck around for 1 season. He also just performed on the finale of our American version back in December - so he must…
Friday, 22 March 2024 18:33

Keep It or Kick It Friday edition

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Tonight during the New @ 9, I will have a new song for you to vote on. Cherise played it during the Country Cafe earlier today. It's from Zac Brown Band called "Tie Up". Give the song a listen all the way through with me and then vote if we should keep the song or kick it!  See you at 9:00 for tonight's New Song Spotlight!
Thursday, 21 March 2024 18:09

Shop Til You Drop!

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The new WQMX Merch shop is here, up, and running! We have Tanks, Hoodies, and Trucker Hats! Get yours today before it's too late! What's great about the hoodies this time is there are several colors to choose from, so pick which one you think would go best in your closet! I know I am getting a hoodie - still have to decide on what color I want though. Have fun, and buy some items…
Wednesday, 20 March 2024 18:26

Let's go to the beach for a festival!

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Coming up this Fall (October 4-5) will be the first Country Calling Festival in Ocean City, MD. Headliners will include: Eric Church, Jell Roll, Tyler Childers, and Lainey Wilson. Also on the bill are: Riley Green, Bailey Zimmerman, Brothers Osborne, Parmalee, Clint Black, Priscilla Block, and many many more! Sounds like a great time to get in one last weekend at the beach later this year :)
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 18:18

Keep It Or Kick It with a twist tonight

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For the New Song Spotlight tonight, I have a new song from Kylie Morgan called "Two Night Stands". As always, I will want your feedback on the phone lines or the Toth Buick GMC texline at 330-370-2000. What makes tonight a little different is if you REALLY like the song, be listening to Scott & Sarah in the Morning the rest of the week. At 7:40 with the Nearly Impossible Question, they have your chance…
Monday, 18 March 2024 18:11

Toby Keith - Class of 2024

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It should come as no surprise to anyone that Toby Keith will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville as part of their Class of 2024. As every trade magazine article, and really ANY article you read is saying - it's always been a matter of when, not if he'd get in. I think you can speak for almost anyone in music (especially Country) when you say - "It's About Time".
Friday, 15 March 2024 17:56

It's tourney time!

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The NCAA Basketball Tournament selection day is this weekend. Right now, all of the conferences are having their tournaments and the MAC is no different. What's great is that the conference is headquarted in Cleveland, so that has helped ensure that the tournament is held in our own backyard. Having gone to a MAC school myself (like many of you I'm sure), we know the excitment around this time of year. If you have never…
Thursday, 14 March 2024 18:16

This little dude is expensive!

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I had a meeting early this afternoon here at work. After that was over I had some shopping to do for the fur monster pictured above. It was time to get more "bathroom necessities" for him. I get 3 35 pound tubs at a time - about $20 each. Then, he needed new boxes too, and I got myself a new scooper. By the time I was out the door, I put $90 on my…
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