Sunday, July 09, 2017

Matt Patrick passes away

Matt Patrick, who once hosted radio shows at Akron’s WKDD and Cleveland’s WTAM, passed away Sunday, July 9 in Katy, Texas.

Matt had been at Houston WTRH, where he began his conservative talk show in 2011.

Matt Patrick
His co-host was Shara Fryer, a cancer survivor.

He was married to Paula Parker Ryan. Their children are Jake, Alexandra and Alanna.

They lived in Hudson before moving to Houston in 2011. 

Matt’s parents were John “Jack” Ryan and Marie Drummond Ryan. He was a 1977 graduate of Cleveland St. Ignatius High School and John Carroll University.

In Akron Matt hosted the “Matt Patrick in the Morning Show” for three decades. It was rock and roll radio.

In Texas, it was “God, guns and country” aimed at a conservative audience.

In Akron Matt hosted an annual radiothon for Akron Children's Hospital, which has raised more than $6 million since its debut in 1999.

Matt was a two-time Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee and spent more than three decades on the radio.

Matt Patrick was a radio personality in Ohio, New York, Indiana and Texas.

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