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.
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, 29 March 2023 23:25

A very cool opportunity

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Coming up on April 29th & 30th, The Soldiers & Sailors Monument on Public Square will offer the annual tunnel tours underneath the monument. These tunnels serve as the foundation for the monument and will have guided tours on these two days from 9-6. If you have never been inside the Soldiers & Sailors Monument before...GO! It's really cool inside! I've been only once (and only in the memorial room), but it's a very interesting…
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 23:25

The 23-24 Broadway season at Playhouse Square

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The 2023-2024 Broadway season has been announced. The shows are: - The Wiz - Girl From North Country - Mrs Doubtfire - Funny Girl - Company - Back To The Future: The Musical - MJ: The Musical This is a lineup that has a couple shows that really interest me. First, I WILL be going to see Mrs Doubtfire. It is one of my all time favorite movies, and I cannot wait to see what…
Monday, 27 March 2023 23:31

An enjoyable Saturday night

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I was flipping channels late Saturday night and saw on the horror movie channel, they were showing all of the "Scream" movies! They were at the very end of the first one and I was disappointed. Instead of rewinding it, I went and rented it on Youtube. After that, I figured why not watch the second and third as well? So, I got comfy on the couch with Buttercup in my lap and watched the…
Sunday, 26 March 2023 23:23

Introducing The Sports Roundup

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Starting today (Monday 03-27), I am introducing a new segment to the show - The Sports Roundup. It will be about 1 minute of some of the biggest sports scores and stories locally and nationally. I have casually been covering scores for quite some time now, and thought it was time to give sports the proper recognition it deserves.  Listen for The Sports Roundup every weekday with me at 12:50AM on WQMX!
Thursday, 23 March 2023 23:31

Oops, there's a car there...

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Chris Lane is looking for a good mechanic - and maybe a new lawn mower after an accident he had. He was recently out riding his lawn mower at home and crashed it into the back of an SUV parked in his driveway!! He hit the car pretty hard, as it did lurch forward when he made contact!  Turns out, he was steering with one hand and holding several garden tools with the other. That's…
Wednesday, 22 March 2023 23:21

How would like to be a first time parent at 90?!

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Congratulations to 90 year-old Mr. Pickles and 53 year-old Mrs. Pickles of Houston on the birth of their 3 children! The catch: everyone is a Radiated Tortoise and they live at the Houston Zoo :). The Pickles have been together 27 years and this is a big win for the endangered species native to Madagascar. The kids are named Dill, Gherkin, and Jalapeno!!! LOL. Now to us, 90 sounds VERY old to become a parent.…
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 23:24

What kind of patient are you?

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When you get sick, how do you handle it? Are you the person that still manages to take care of everyone? Do you just deal with it? Are you the one that whines and complains non stop? Or, are you like Michael Ray and take some medicine (including IV fluids) and proceed to perform on stage at a couple concerts?! That's right! Over the weekend, Michael Ray was suffering a bout of food poisoning. However,…
Monday, 20 March 2023 23:28

90s kids rejoice!

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There was BIG news revealed on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Friday night. Kenan Thompson & Kel Mitchell appeared and made the announcement that a "Good Burger" sequel is officially in the works!!! As someone who loved the original movie from 1997 and grew up watching it as a sketch on "All That", this warms my little 10 year-old Eric heart! I grew up watching Kenan and Kel on Nickelodeon on Saturday nights and…
Sunday, 19 March 2023 23:09

OFFICIALLY Welcome to Spring

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I said in an earlier blog that I recognize the seasons by the Meteorological beginnings and ends. HOWEVER, Monday is the official first day of Spring! The Vernal Equinox takes place Monday afternoon at 5:24. Since we haven't really had a winter this year, let's hope we don't make up for that here in early Spring! Spring is one of my favorite times of year. Primarily because it is getting lighter out and STAYING light…
Friday, 17 March 2023 18:16

The most exciting month in basketball

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It is that time of year - the college basketball tournament. How is your bracket doing so far? I am not filling one out this year, and I haven't for the past few years. Right now, I'm 50/50 with my favored teams. My Toledo Rockets were eliminated in the MAC tournament and as of now, the Tennessee Vols are in the 2nd round playing Duke on Saturday the 18th. The entire tournament is so fun…
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