Sunday Morning Magazine

Every Sunday from 7–8am, Q102 airs Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear. The show is produced in-house and examines pertinent issues facing Cincinnati. Recent topics discussed on the program include: Parenting a chronically ill child, innovative educators, preparing students for college, postpartum depression, children of incarcerated parents, the foster care system, getting out of debt, water safety, obesity, illiteracy, family finance, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, suicide prevention, homelessness, military veterans, marriage enrichment, teens and body image, eating disorders, cancer, and race relations.

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LATEST EPISODES
Dan Bremnes_Christian Music Artists_Segment #3 (11-14-22)
• Dan Bremnes is an award-winning singer/songwriter, and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist, hailing from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada and currently residing in Nashville. His latest album, Into The Wild, featuring single, “Hold You Tight,” is available now. His music career commenced in 2010, with his album, Your Strength, that was independently released. He then released two independent singles, "Hear Your Voice" in 2012 and "After All" in 2013. During this time, Bremnes released an extended play, Light My Way, which was independently released on September 25, 2012. The extended play and singles got him Covenant Awards at the 35th Annual Awards in 2013 for Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for "This Life". The subsequent year, Bremnes was awarded at the 36th Annual Awards for having the Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and Recorded Song of the Year for "Beautiful", where he received the Male Vocalist of the Year along with Artist of the Year. He signed to Sparrow Records / Capitol CMG, where he released another single, "Beautiful", in 2014, along with an extended play on April 14, 2015, Where the Light Is. The song, "Beautiful", charted at a peak of No. 17 on the Billboard magazine Christian Songs chart.
Lecrae_Christian Music Artists_Segment #2 (11-14-22)
Lecrae is a Multi Grammy Award-winning platinum selling artist, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, and philanthropist and CoOwner/President of Reach Records, the recording home of Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Hulvey, 1K Phew, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Limoblaze, WHATUPRG and Wande. His 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with nearly 100K copies sold through the first week, the first album to top both the Billboard 200 and the Gospel Charts simultaneously. To date, he has sold more than 3 million copies and been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards including a win for Best Gospel Album, 15 Dove Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and received both a Soul Train Music Award and BET Hip-Hop Nomination. His new album, Church Clothes 4 Mixtape, is available now.
Luke Smallbone of For King & Country_Christian Music Artists_Segment #1 (11-14-22)
Luke Smallbone, For King & Country. Joel and Luke Smallbone know how to spin a cocoon of sound that envelopes the listener, lace words of truth and use their voices to lift and inspire. For FOR KING + COUNTRY - the quadruple GRAMMY®-winning progressive pop artist-songwriters - what music can do, as a positive and emotional force in people’s lives, is what drives the Sydney, Australia-born, Nashville-based duo. Fearless and searching for not just commonality, but how we all can take the things that scar us and transform them to grow in love, FOR KING + COUNTRY offers rigorous engagement with the world.
Yolanda Adams_Christian Music Artists_Segment #4 (11-14-22)
Yolanda Adams, Singer/Songwriter, Actress. Billboard Magazine Gospel Artist of the last decade, Yolanda, is a five-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist who believes that her music heals, encourages, and inspires others to trust more than themselves. She has triumphantly carried the torch for the contemporary gospel and inspirational music via 13 glorious albums. Stunningly beautiful, exceptionally educated, filled with the spirit, and blessed with one of the most influential voices in any genre of music, this Houston native and one-time school teacher has been a stately beacon of God’s light. She has earned numerous accolades for her shining efforts, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist and four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Her pioneering blend of the modern gospel with R&B, infused with a touch of jazz, continues to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape.
Michael Belcuore, Manager of Driver Education, AAA_Halloween Safety Tips 2022
Mr. Belcuore joins the show to discuss Halloween traffic safety. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days of the year for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Bryan Holland, CEO and Founder, Genesis at Work Foundation; Jim Frey, Owner/President, Pella Windows & Doors_10-23-22
Genesis at Work’s mission is to bring together people with special needs and enlightened employers to create mutual enrichment through a supportive, faith-based approached. The inspiration behind the creation of the Genesis at Work Foundation is Scott, the son of Bryan Holland, founder and CEO of the Foundation. Pella Windows has signed on as a corporate sponsor to support the mission of the Foundation.
Bob Herne, AdoptUSKids and Randy, Adoptive Parent_10-9-2022
Bob Herne, AdoptUSKids and Randy, Adoptive Parent. To highlight the importance of adopting teens from foster care and showcase how teens can have as much of an impact on their family’s life as parents have in theirs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council are releasing new PSAs, inspired by real stories from adoptive families, to encourage prospective adoptive parents to consider adopting a teen from foster care.
Tim Hightower_A Dream Worth Fighting For_10-9-2022
Tim Hightower was the starting running back for the Washington Commanders (then known as the Redskins) of the National Football League in 2011, when he suffered a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in his left knee during a game. Over the next four years he faced a lengthy recovery in body and soul. The future for which he had worked was changed beyond imagination, but he was determined to return to the game. Hightower’s story of his recovery from injury, as told in A DREAM WORTH FIGHTING FOR: Never Let Obstacles Stop You From Being Your Best.

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.