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, 31 May 2023 23:16

Welcome to Summer!

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With today being June 1st, it's the OFFICIAL unofficial start of Summer :)!!!! Today is the climatological first day of Summer!!! Vacations, days at the beach, Cedar Point, no school...I could go on. Summer is awesome! The weather is so nice this time of year. I really enjoy being able to open up my house and let some fresh air inside. Not to mention leaving the house without 10 layers of clothing either on already…
Wednesday, 31 May 2023 03:13

Just ONE reason why I'll only swim in a pool!

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I CANNOT imagine being underwater, doing your thing as a scubadiver and having this face looking back at you! DANG!!!! Apparently that's what happened to an unlucky guy in Australia. The guy had his head bitten down on by a Saltwater Crocodile. It's bad enough to worry about sharks, but crocs too?! No thank you.  I'll just stick to the swimming pool. Read the story about the unfortunate incident here.
Monday, 29 May 2023 23:30

I had a rather quiet Memorial Day weekend

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It all started Wednesday last week. I started feeling like my allergies were beginning to bother me. At the same time, it felt like a cold. Wednesday I was having trouble talking without getting the feeling like I had to cough up a hairball the size of an adult cat!!! Then, later that afternoon and evening I started noticing signs that made me think it might be a cold or the flu as well -…
This is the Rhododendron next to my front door at home. My mom bought the house in 1978 and this plant was already this thing is at least 45 years old! The top of it could look a little better than it does. Last year, it looked it's best and in full bloom on Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully the same will happen this year too! I'm giving it liquid love and looking forward to…
Monday, 22 May 2023 23:29

What I did over the weekend

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So I am someone that will at least TRY to practice what I preach, not just "do as I say, not as I do". For Mother's Day I gave the suggestion to take mom somewhere special to eat on a day other than Mother's Day itself to avoid crowds. That is EXACTLY what my mom and I did. Even though I went to dinner with her on Mom's Day itself (I paid), it wasn't the…
Wednesday, 17 May 2023 23:15

Let's talk Guardians baseball

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They say "There's no crying in Baseball" about panicking? or at least biting fingernails? I know that's going WAY too far at this point in the season, but MAN! The Guards are 6-8 in the month of May so far, but is it me or does it seem worse?! We started out the month losing the series to the Yankees in New York. Then we won the series with Minnesota at home, but then immediately…
Tuesday, 16 May 2023 22:58

FINALLY getting better!

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I feel like I need the Rose Dawson "It's been 84 years" meme from Titanic to describe how long it feels since I hurt my ankle falling up my steps. I checked, it's been 16 days. Truthfully it DOES feel like 84 years! LOL. I am finally able to walk with almost no pain at all, the bruises are just about completely gone, ANNNNDD as of today I am able to wear a nicer pair…
Memorial Day weekend is already next weekend! It is considered the unofficial start of Summer. This year, spend part of the weekend with us at WQMX! Saturday May 27th will start with a BBQ party at the Dusty Armadillo. PLUS...Ryan Griffin will be performing as well. Then that evening, we are all headed to the Akron RubberDucks game vs. Bowie. Ryan Griffin will thow out the first pitch and then hang with us in Summit…
Sunday, 14 May 2023 23:29

Take time out to take care of yourself

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I didn't want to have to write about this today, but I feel I have no choice. Over the weekend (Saturday night to be exact) I had a mental health episode. What's worse is this was the second one I've had in the last week and a half. I have lived with mental health issues for about 15 years now. I have been in counseling three different times and I continue to take medication. Generally,…
Thursday, 11 May 2023 23:33

Happy Mother's Day

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First off, Happy Mother's Day to my mom! Love you <3. Be sure you show your mom love this weekend and get her something nice...or AT LEAST take her to lunch or dinner somewhere nice! I let my mom choose where she wants me to take her out to eat. SHHH...another trick - take her out to eat on Saturday or another evening to celebrate if you aren't going for brunch. That way you can…
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