Eric Matthews

Eric Matthews

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 18:29

The Valley of the Sun

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I hope if you traveled, you had better luck than I did ;) lol. I took the long weekend and went off to Phoenix for a couple days. I've been to Phoenix one other time - many years ago for Spring Training, shortly after the Indians (now Guardians) moved back out there from Florida.

We had a good amount of trouble with our flight out of Cleveland Friday night, but once we made it to Arizona, it was a great quick stay! Two full days. Spent Saturday at the Odysea Aquarium and the Museum of Illusion. Ten on Sunday, we went to the Phoenix Zoo. Then, on Monday afternoon, it was time to come home.

High temperature was 92 on Saturday, 99 on Sunday and about 101 on Monday. There is truth to the dry heat everyone talks about. It was 99 degrees at the zoo, and as long as you stayed hydrated with water and put sunscreen on...you were fine. The shade does SO MUCH there. Cools it down by 10 degrees INSTANTLY. In the evening, at 80-85 degrees, I wanted my hoodie - it felt kinda cool outside. The difference is the air is so dry there compared to here. If it's 95 here, you instantly start sweating just standing still because it's humid. There, 95 is definitely warm/hot, but you have to be doing something in order to sweat.

Now, it's back to work...I guess.

Friday, 24 May 2024 09:33

Memorial Day weekend is here!

This is one of my favorite weekends of the year! It is of course the unofficial start of Summer, and there is so much to look forward to over the next few months. I enjoy the warmer weather and really, we are just at the beginning!

I hope you have a fun filled weekend with friends and family. Make sure you spend time doing the things you enjoy. 

Have a great long weekend. If you are travelling, be safe and good luck that nothing goes wrong :)

The Nightlight Cinema on High St in Downtown Akron is growing! They are about to celebrate 10 years and just in time, they are adding a 2nd screen!

Not only that, but also being added is a bar and a film library! This is great news for something local right here in our backyard to be able to expand and serve the community even more! The Beacon Journal has all the details spelled out in the article here.

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 18:17

Across the pond they will go

Brothers Osborne will be playing Jacobs Pavilion for their "Might As Well Be Us" tour on June 29th. If you would rather have a more...exotic place to see them, maybe I have an idea.

The brothers will begin 2025 on the road going through the UK and Ireland! They will begin the European leg January 17th in Dublin and finish January 30th in London. They also plan to hit places like Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and more!

If you've needed an excuse to get to the UK, here is a possibility.

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 18:14

Ideas for Summer fun

With Memorial Day being the unofficial start of Summer, this is the time of year where we REALLY begin to look for ideas to get us out of the house and be active.

The City of Akron has a few ideas for you! Head down to Cascade Plaza downtown and take part in many of the activities being put on by the Downtown Akron Partnership. There is something for just about everyone, so definitely check it out!

Get the full details here.

Monday, 20 May 2024 18:27

Listen at 8:15 to win!

Once again all this week with the Not So Impossible Question, I will have your chance to win a $25 gift card to Village Discount Outlet.

They have 2 wonderfully convenient locations for you: Waterloo Rd in Akron and State Rd in Cuyahoga Falls.

Listen at 8:15 for the question (hopefully a very easy one for you) and if you are caller #5 with the correct answer at 330-370-2000, you will win! 

Good luck!!!

Friday, 17 May 2024 18:12

Check this out for sure!

Here at WQMX, we send you to Port Clinton quite often with tickets to the African Safari Wildlife Park. 

They have just announced they are adding the world's largest rodent - the Capybara to their walkable safari beginning in June! We have a certain co-worker here at the station who I'm sure will be first in line!!!

Check out the details here.

Thursday, 16 May 2024 18:19

New music alert for the New @ 9

You want to be tuned in to WQMX at 9:00 tonight during the New @ 9! For tonight's new song spotlight I have the new Luke Combs single "Ain't No Love In Oklahoma"!!!

I will need your help though to decide if we keep it or kick it. Once you hear the song in its entirety, call or text me on the Toth Buick GMC Text line at 330-370-2000 to let me know your thoughts! You'll have until 9:45 to vote and I'll give you the final results at 9:50!

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 18:23

Another big night on The New @ 9

After premiering new Sam Hunt last night, tonight for Keep It or Kick It...I have brand new music from Scotty McCreery!

Cherise gave you a taste at noon, so let's see what you say tonight at 9:00. Should we keep it or kick it?!

I'll take your votes between 9 and 9:45 and the results will be given about 9:50. You can vote by texting me on the Toth Buick GMC Text line or call me at 330-370-2000.

I can't wait to see what you have to say!

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 18:16

The Think Pink Party

One of the best parts of this job is getting to hang out with you, the listeners as well as meeting the artists we play everyday in person.

Lat night at The Knight Stage, we did both! It was such a nice evening for great music by these two artists (who both sounded AWESOME) with the best listeners in the area! You helped us raise a lot of money for breast cancer which is a big help to so many people.

Not only that, I have to mention how nice of an evening it was outside for the walk to and from the venue! No cold, blowing winds...it was sunny and warm! Hope to see you next year!

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