Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Lincoln Radio: KFRX Morning Host Facing Felony Charges

Matt Rydberg
Lincoln radio personality Matt McKay has been charged with felony strangulation.

Matthew Rydberg, 41, better known as Matt McKay, the host of Matt McKay Mornings on  CHR KFRX 106.3, was arrested on the charge Sunday.

According to court documents, Rydberg cut off breathing to his 46-year-old wife by grabbing her throat. She told police that Rydberg pushed down on her neck and she was unable to breathe. He also pushed her face, hit her nose and shoved her. Police say she had areas of redness and scratches.

He was arrested around 2:30 a.m. at his home. Rydberg was reportedly drunk, according to KLKN-TV8.

A judge set his bond at $25,000 after Rydberg's attorney argued his client had a "very limited" criminal history and was not a flight risk.

The charge carries penalties of up to three years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.

Alpha Media, owner of KFRX, released a statement:
"Matt Rydberg (McKay) is currently on leave. In 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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