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, 24 July 2024 15:59

Miranda's dropping her next album!

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Fans of Miranda Lambert rejoice! Her new album "Postcards From Texas" will be out September 13th. The album includes "Wranglers" as well as a duet with Parker McCollum! Many fans of hers were able to do some sleuthing and put together a track list BEFORE she made the release public based off posts from her social media. Again, it comes out September 13th and pre-order is available now!
Tuesday, 23 July 2024 18:19

National Ice Cream Month

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What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mine growing up was always Mint Chocolate Chip. Since I am older now, I would say that has changed. I still LOVE Mint Chocolate Chip, but I feel "safer" to explore more interresting flavors these days. I always have liked regular Chocolate and Vinilla - maybe a twist of the two! I enjoy Rocky Road, and Cookie Dough as well. I will also choose a flavor that has…
Monday, 22 July 2024 18:21

Let's go bowling!

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It is coming back for another year! - the WQMX Bowling League. This year the league will take place every Thursday night Sep. 19th - Nov. 21st beginning at 7:00 at Station 300 on Cuyahoga Falls Ave in Akron. Get your team together NOW and join us for prizes, the 50/50 raffle and more fun! All of the details can be found and get your team signed up right now...right HERE at!
Friday, 19 July 2024 18:08

Do I have to go to work today?

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Don't get me wrong at all...I LOVE my job. I have dreamed of having a job like this for years. No matter what you do or how well you enjoy your job, we all have those days where we ask "Do I REALLY need to go to work today?" Today was that day for me. I took Buttercup in for his vet appointment early this afternoon to get his Glucose checked (he's all good) and…
Thursday, 18 July 2024 18:19

Happy Gotcha Day!

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Today, I celebrate the 5th Gotcha Day for my cat Butercup. It was on July 18, 2019 that my ex Vinnie and I adopted Buttercup and welcomed him into our home. The night before I had finished working a shift here at work and when I got home, I pulled into the driveway and noticed Buttercup sitting by the front door. My headlights scared him, but I went inside and told my ex to grab…
Wednesday, 17 July 2024 09:35

Send Cherise your playlist

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We all know the feeling. That time in the afternoon when it feels like 5:00 is SOOOO far away. A perfect afternoon pick-me-up is the 15 Minute Break! Every weekday afternoon at 2:00, Cherise picks one listener's 4 song playlist to spotlight. You can submit your playlist right here on the WQMX website by clicking on the 15 Minute Break picture. Listen every weekday afternoon to see if your playlist is next!
Tuesday, 16 July 2024 14:18

"I challenge you to a duel"

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Kane Brown recently challenged Jason Aldean to a competitive game of Golf. The two have had a back and forth playful jab-session about each other's Golf game going for some time and now it appears Kane is ready to get serious! He said he challenges Jason Aldean to a game any day for any amount of money! Wouldn't it be cool if they decided to settle this at the WQMX Golf outing and donated the…
Monday, 15 July 2024 14:23

5 Foot 9 At 9 And 5

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Listen at 9AM and 5PM everyday this week for your chance to win tickets to see Tyler Hubbard when he stops at the Medina County Fair on Wednesday July 31st! From "5 fOOT 9", to "Dancing In The Country", to "Park" and'll be a great time on the 31st in Medina and WQMX wants to send you there. Be listening all week for your chance to win! Good luck!
If you are going to Luke Bryan's show at Blossom tonight, have a great time! This is one of those times I am very jealous I cannot attend. Whether you go or are like me...turn on WQMX tonight at 11:00 for the Luke Bryan Concert Encore!  Rick Allen will be playing all of your favorite Luke Bryan, Dillon Carmichael songs and more! Give him a call at 330-370-2000 or text him on the Toth Buick…
Thursday, 11 July 2024 14:03

Wanna get even closer at the Akron Zoo?

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You now have a chance to get quite close...maybe too close for some with a few of the animals at the Akron Zoo. The zoo is beginning their new "Get Closer Tours" where you can get a guided tour of the facilities where some of the animals stay at night, and maybe even FEED the lion! According to the zoo, the experience is also offered with the Grizzly Bears, Red Pandas, Goats, and Galapagos Tortoises.…
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