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.


Monday, 02 October 2023 18:05

What a great weekend to spend outside!

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The weather was so nice on Sunday, I spent the afternoon at The Akron Zoo. So many of the animals were enjoying the wondeful weather too. A few were taking naps in the sun...a couple in the shade. And then there was this one Grizzly Bear who decided it would be fun to go play in the pool with a floater ring!  We spent several minutes watching the bear have a great time in the…
Friday, 29 September 2023 17:57

It's back!

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Monday is October you know what that means - W BOO MX!!! All month long, WQMX is going to be handing out some extra prizes for a little more fun during the Halloween season. Many of the prizes will be perfectly themed for the time of the year. Be listening all day for your chance to score some extra fun in the month of October! We promise we'll try not to make it too…
Thursday, 28 September 2023 18:02

It's Award Show time!

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Tonight is the night! The 1st People's Choice Country Awards will take place tonight at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Hosted by Little Big Town, the show will air on NBC at 8pm and stream on Peacock. Toby Keith will receive the Country Icon Award and Wynonna Judd will receive the Country Champion Award. Categories covered tonight include everything from Concert of the Year, Music Video of the Year, New/Male/Female Artist of the Year,…
Wednesday, 27 September 2023 18:34

It (sort of) ends today

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Thank you, Terry Francona. 11 seasons as our manager, and even part of his playing career in 1988 with the Indians. He took us to the World Series in 2016 for the first time in almost 20 years...and we almost won...yet again! As always with this franchise there were good times and bad. We had good seasons, and not-so good seasons. Questionable trades, good signings...bad signings. He will go down as a great manager in…
Tuesday, 26 September 2023 18:18

It's my 10th anniversary!

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I was sitting at home earlier this afternoon before I came into work and I realized...HEY! Today is the anniversary day of when I got hired by Rubber City Radio Group - the parent company of WQMX! I've been here ten years! Let's go back to those days. I was 26 years old and had been done with all of my schooling for 18 months. I was getting worried that I might not find a…
Monday, 25 September 2023 18:26

A Mac & Cheese festival?! Yes, please!!!

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This Saturday (September 30th) there is going to be something that sounds really awesome and could bring out the 5 year old tastebuds in all of us - The Ohio Mac & Cheese Festival! It will be this Saturday afternoon from 4-8 at Mercy Health Stadium (home of the Lake Erie Crushers) in Avon. Think about it...there are many possibilites with the comfort food. Do you like elbow noodles or shells? Maybe Cavatapi noodles? Do…
Friday, 22 September 2023 19:18

Keep It or Kick It

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If you are a frequent listener to WQMX between 7 and midnight weekdays...first, thank you very much! As you know, during the 9 o'clock hour we have the New At 9. It's a full hour of some of the newest music out of Nashville. We also have the New Song Spotlight and then play Keep it or Kick it to get your votes on how you as listeners like the song. Starting Monday, we are…
Thursday, 21 September 2023 18:32

The finish line is approaching!

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Hurry on over to to sign up for the 5 Kay on October 7th. You only have until noon on Friday (tomorrow) to get signed up and still receive a commemorative race t-shirt. You are moe than welcome to sign up all the way to race day itself, but you must be signed up by noon on Friday the 22nd to get the t-shirt for this year. As always we are raising money that…
Wednesday, 20 September 2023 19:11

"Hello Northeast Ohio!!!" - Buttercup

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Hi everyone! My name is Buttercup and I thought I'd take over writing my dad's blog at work today...he said it would be cool with him and you wouldn't mind. I know he has told you a little about me before, but I'll recap. I'm about 5 years old, and showed up at my current home about 4 years ago. I was too young at the time, I don't remember where I came from before…
Tuesday, 19 September 2023 18:10

Luke Bryan is one busy guy

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Luke Bryan has many things on his calendar at the moment. By the picture posted, you can probably guess the first one I will cover is his Farm Tour. He kicked that off last week with a stop outside of Louisville,KY. Just a few more dates left on that before he moves onto the rest of his busy schedule. I mentioned on my show last night that he and friend Peyton Manning are teaming up…
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