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, 14 February 2024 18:20

Happy Valentine's Day

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First, Happy Valentine's Day. I know this is a day for couples, but if you are like me and single...don't worry. You have friends and family that love you. This can also be a great day for self care. Do what you enjoy! Treat yourself! Whether that is a nice dinner, a movie, a walk or run. Whatever you enjoy - spend time doing that activity. Just because you don't have a significant other doesn't…
Tuesday, 13 February 2024 18:06

Time to say goodbye

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If you are a fan of American Idol and the lineup of the judges, enjoy this season. Katy Perry announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live that this will be her final season as a judge on the show. Not only that, it sounds like she hadn't EXACTLY broken the news to Ryan Seacrest, Lionel Richie, or Luke Bryan yet. Her answer when asked by Kimmel how they took it was "I guess they'll find out tonight."…
Monday, 12 February 2024 18:07

New At 9:00 New Song Spotlight

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If you were listening on Friday, I told you not to miss the New Song Spotlight tonight at 9:00. That is because we are going to play Keep it Or Kick it with a brand new song from...Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani called "Purple Irises"! Yes, the married couple is back with another single and we want your thoughts about it! Listen during the New At 9 and then be sure to vote at 330-370-2000…
Friday, 09 February 2024 18:09

Another new watering hole in Nashville

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Yet another musicial artist is getting ready to open a bar on Broadway in Nashville. This time though, it's not a Country artist and you might be surprised to hear who it is. Jon Bon Jovi plans to open JBJ's Nashville this Spring. Acoording to sources, it is going to be the tallest establishment on the Lower Broadway strip as well as the second largest by square footage at 37,000 square feet! There are so…
Thursday, 08 February 2024 18:25

Matt Stell live in studio!

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In case you missed it, Matt Stell was live in studio with Scott & Sarah this morning. He is super talented and so I thought I would feature another song of his tonight during the New @ 9. For tonight's feature song, I'm going to play "Breakin' In Boots". It's a Matt Stell song that I have featured before for Keep It or Kick It, but since he was nice enough to join us in…
Tuesday, 06 February 2024 18:23

My extended weekend

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As you may have heard, I was off on Friday and Monday. I had to take a road trip down to the vacation house in Tennessee. It was time to take down the Christmas decorations. My mom and I got there Friday night for dinner and I had a delicious Bison Burger. On Saturday, we did some shopping for odds and ends for the house but nothing too exciting. We also played 36 holes of…
Thursday, 01 February 2024 18:09

More new music tonight at 9:00

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Tonight during the New @ 9, I have another brand new song to try out on you...the listeners. Tonight's New Song Spotlight will be from Zach Top titled "Sounds Like the Radio". I will have you listen to the track all the way through and then have at it! We will play Keep It or Kick It. So this is your chance to tell me what you REALLY think of these new songs. Do you…
Wednesday, 31 January 2024 18:23

Check out the music video!

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Jon Pardi & Luke Bryan just released the music video for their song "Cowboys & Plowboys". There are several rodeo champions featured in the video which is very cool. Also in the video, you will catch sight of both wives - Summer Pardi and Caroline Bryan. Not only that though, the best one on the list for most people is Jon and Summer's daughter Presley who is making her music video debut! Check out the…
Tuesday, 30 January 2024 18:01

Let me know what you think tonight at 9:00!

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Tonight during the New @ 9, I will have a brand new song from Dylan Scott to feature as the New Song Spotlight. It's called "This Town's Been Too Good To Us". After I play the song we will play Keep It or Kick It. This will be your chance to tell me exactly what you think about it...whether we should add the song to our library, or throw it out the window into traffic!…
Friday, 26 January 2024 18:03

Scotty McCreery!

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I had so much fun at the Scotty McCreery charity show last night at the Dusty Armadillo. The meet & Greet was great - he's such a nice guy. Then, there was the show. It was off the chain!!! lol. The crowd was so into it they were lifting the roof off the place! He sang so many of the songs we have come to love from his library. He sang the new bonus track…
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