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.

Listen to the Sunday Morning Magazine podcast on the Q102 mobile app, here on WKRQ.com or wherever you get your podcasts.


Latest Episodes

Meg Medina_Recoommened Summer Reading List_7-18-21

Meg Medina winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal for Merci Suárez Changes Gears. Medina talks about diversity in books and her much anticipated follow-up novel in the Merci series, Merci…

Hanna Firestone (Braille Ale) 6-27-21

While on-air our guest discussed a unique partnership between West Side Brewing and CABVI. West Side Brewing recently created a signature beer with proceeds from the sale of this special…

Christina Hillsberg (License to Parent) 6-27-2021

Christina Hillsberg, Author, License to Parent: How My Career as a Spy Helped Me Raise Resourceful, Self-Sufficient Kids. As a guest on the show, Christina Hillsberg explained she was a…

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”).

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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.

-Rodney

Email Rodney at rlear@hbi.com.