Lincoln NE (SN) – It was a rough Easter Sunday for a local radio personality, who was arrested on suspicion of strangulation early Saturday morning.
Matthew Rydberg, 41, known to most Lincolnites as Matt McKay on KFRX-FM’s morning show, was charged Monday morning after allegations that he had strangled his wife, and bit her in the face in the presence of their children.
Rydberg withheld from saying much to Smell Nebraska reporters, but agreed to a short interview.
“You try talking about the Kardashians every morning and acting excited about it. It takes a lot out of you,” he said. “I have to wake up at 3:30 in the morning and listen to Maroon 5 all day long! I don’t even know who I am anymore.”
Julie Gade, the general manager for Alpha Media, said Rydberg is on leave from the radio station, but the radio personality has a positive outlook.
“It’s just one felony,” he told Smell Nebraska. “Plus if I remember correctly, KFRX literally tripled Chris Brown’s airplay after he beat the pulp out of Rihanna. Nobody cares. ANYWAYS HERE’S A HOT NEW TRACK BY JASON DERULO!”