Eric Matthews

Eric Matthews

Monday, 24 June 2024 19:17

Hope your weekend was nice

Over the weekend, we FINALLY cooled down on Sunday to be able to spend time outdoors! Yes, it was humid thanks to the spotty showers and storms, but not enough to stay inside ALL day!

I ended up going to the Akron Zoo Sunday afternoon. I just made sure to take an umbrella in with me and I was fine. Then earlier this afternoon it was still cool enough to be able to do something I've been putting off because of the heat...cut my grass!

My yard wasn't a COMPLETE jungle yet (just around the tree in my front yard), but it does look a lot better now.

I hope your weekend was just as productive! And I hope your work week is just as productive :)

Post Malone has what very well may turn out to be the song of the Summer with Morgan Wallen. Now that he has that success, he will be releasing an entire Country album later this Summer.

Look for Post Malone's album "F 1-Trillion" to hit the market on August 16th. He says the title is a play on the model of pickup trucks. It'll be interesting to see what kind of range into Country someone like him is able to do. Some artists that are not originally in Country music make that transition better than others.

Hopefully it works out for him. We will find out for sure coming up in mid August!

Thursday, 20 June 2024 17:52

It's downhill from here

I write this blog every year at this time. It is the OFFICIAL start of Summer...so that means one thing - the days are going to get shorter for the next six months :(.

I personally love a late night sunset. They can be so pretty, and it improves your mood having the sun out later in the day. If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's looking outside in January at 4:30 in the afternoon and it's already getting dark!

While it happens very slowly...I still find it sad to know that between now and for all intents and purposes...Christmas, we will see less and less daylight in the evening. All I can say is - enjoy it and the warmth while we have it!

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 18:26

We need your opinion again

Tonight during the New at 9, I will be playing Keep It or Kick It with Brian Kelley's song "Acres". I know we asked for your thoughts on this one last week, but we'd like to get a second read on it.

Catch up with you at 9:00 for Keep It or Kick it! You can vote via phone call or text on the Toth Buick GMC Text Line at 330-370-2000. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

See you at 9!

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 18:02

Fore!

Iiiittt's back! The WQMX Golf Outing is coming up again on Monday August 5th. Again this year we will be at Raintree Golf Center in Green. Get your foursome together now and get signed up. As always, we will feed you breakfast, lunch, and dinner...there will be the raffle, and more! It is all to raise money for Tree of Lights to benefit NEOPAT. 

All the information you need and how to sign up can be found on our website - wqmx.com.

See you there!

Monday, 17 June 2024 18:20

CountryFest 2024

I was able to make it out on Saturday evening. I was really looking forward to seeing Thomas Rhett. As you can see, I was able to meet Riley Green before his set...which was awesome!

I had such a great time hanging out with coworkers, seeing all of the dedicated country music fans, and listening to some really great music! Thomas Rhett did not disappoint!

Kinda bummed I wasn't able to be there for Lainey Wilson, Priscilla Block, Nate Smith and others...but you can't win 'em all. Til next year!!!

Friday, 14 June 2024 10:49

It's going to get HOT next week

Thankfully Country Fest is this weekend and not next! Next week, they are expecting our afternoon highs anywhere 90-100 degrees! As we all know, getting into your car in the hot weather is no fun. Everything becomes scorching hot and it's hard to touch most anything. Let's not even mention if you accidentally touch that metal seat belt buckle!!!!

There are several tricks you can try to help keep your car cooler and to help cool it down faster once you get in.

Check out the article with the tips from Fox 8 here.

Set your recording device to catch Carly Pearce as a guest today on The Kelly Clarkson show. She is going to chat with Kelly and then perform! It should be an awesome time!

The Kelly Clarkson Show airs later this morning at 11 on Channel 3...be there!

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 18:05

He is back home and doing okay

My little guy Buttercup is back home after an eventful couple of weeks. This all started a couple months ago when I noticed changes in his behavior. I took him to the doctor and he was diagnosed as being Diabetic. Fast forward to last week, and I was finally able to start him on a medicine that he did not react well to.

So a couple of trips to the doctor later, on Friday night this past weekend I saw he was really doing bad. I took him into the hospital this past Saturday where he ended up staying 4 days until being released to come home this afternoon. He was getting into Ketoacidosis which is fatal if not treated quickly. I have already lost one cat to that, so I was desperate not to have it happen again.

Luckily, I got him to the hospital in time. He's now home, on some medicines and looking to schedule a follow-up appointment with his primary care doctor. 

I do have to say a BIG THANK YOU to MedVet Hospital in Copley - they did an EXCELLENT job with him as well as keeping me informed twice a day! Always watch those fur kids carefully...they aren't able to tell you exactly what is wrong.

Monday, 10 June 2024 18:20

HUH?!

I don't know about you, but I think Mother Nature is off her rocker today! We are struggling to hit 60 degrees outside today. I checked...our normal high for this date is about 77 - so we are roughly 20 degrees BELOW average today!!! Today's weather is more normal for mid April or Early November!

I have no idea why she (Mother Nature) is playing this game with us. Today it's about 60. By Thursday many of us may hit 90 again. SMH! Can't we just pick one and leave it already?!

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