Alpha Host Charged With Strangulation


Mathew Rydberg, known as Matt McKay on Alpha’s KFRX-FM in Lincoln, was arrested and charged with domestic assault this past Saturday. That’s a felony.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that, while intoxicated, Rydberg got into an argument with a woman at his home. The woman told police she went to sleep in her children’s room when Rydberg became angry. Police say the woman told them Rydberg “pushed on her neck and she couldn’t breathe, pushed her face, bit her nose and shoved her.” The incident was allegedly witnessed by the children.

Bond was set at $25,000.

Radio Ink received the following statement from Alpha in Lincoln: “Matt is currently on leave. In the light of recent news, Alpha’s main concern is for Matt and his family. We ask the public and media to respect their privacy. Alpha Media does not comment on internal personnel issues and has no further comment at this time.”


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