Sunday Morning Magazine

Hosted by Rodney Lear, this weekly show examines pertinent issues facing Cincinnati with open and honest discussion. Hear interviews with national celebrities, local leaders, authors, doctors, and experts on a wide range of topics.

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Latest Episodes

Dr. Catherine Athans_10-3-21_Segment #2

Dr. Catherine Athans, Dr. Athans holds Doctorate Degrees in both Clinical and Health Psychology and has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. Dr. Catherine Athans…

Zachary Thomas_Shock A Bully_9-19-21_Seg #3

• Zachary Thomas, Fitness Instructor, Creator and Founder of the Shock A Bully Program. Zachary is the founder of Shock A Bully. This boxing program promotes physical fitness and works…

Mbalia and Reynolds_Black Boy Joy_9-19-21_Segment #1

ABOUT THE BOOK (BLACK BOY JOY): Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors–including Jason Reynolds (the Track series), Jerry Craft (New Kid),…

Fern Schumer Chapman_Seg #2 8-29-21

Fern Schumer Chapman, Author, Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road to Reconciliation. Fern understands the pain of sibling estrangement firsthand. For the better part of forty years, she…

Laura Linn Knight, Seg #1_8-29-21

Laura Linn Knight, Parenting Expert and Former Elementary School Teacher. Laura Linn Knight, specializes in helping parents, teachers and children create more calm at home and in the classroom. She…

About Rodney

Hello! My name is Rodney Lear. I was born and raised here in Cincinnati. I have fond memories of going to Riverfront Stadium with the dad and older brother to watch the Big Red Machine in action. My dad, for some odd reason, would always listen to the game on the radio while we were sitting in the nose-bleed section of the stadium (which every fan knows as the “red seats”).


I have been in the media industry for over 30 years. I started my career behind the camera at WCPO-TV. Today, I spend much of my time behind a microphone as Host and Executive Producer of Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear.

I’m the proud father of two teenage sons. When I’m not at the station, you can find me on the field coaching my boys in soccer, track and field, and baseball.

When I’m not coaching, I’m yelling—I mean cheering—my youngest son on to victory or beaming with pride watching my oldest son play in his high school marching band.

I love music (I need it on most of the time or else I can’t concentrate), enjoy the arts (my favorite artist is Kadir Nelson), like to read (my wife makes fun of me because I read a lot of middle school and YA novels for work). I enjoy walking the king of my house, our scrappy rescue Yorkie Terrier mix, Milo.


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