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.

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

Tiffany Knox, Mother's Day. (Segment #2) 5-8-2022
Tiffany Knox, Certified Life Coach and Inspirational Speaker, Author Tears of A Broken Heart. Tiffany joins us on-air to discuss how to create a better relationship with your mom this Mother's Day. She says the pandemic has opened our eyes to the importance of family and relationships. Tiffany also gave information on the steps you can take to deepen the bond with your mom.
Jennifer and Kelsey, Mother's Day. New Moms (Segment #3) 5-8-2022
Jennifer and Kelsey. Jennifer and Kelsey are first-time moms celebrating their first Mother’s Day. From pregnancy to birth, to deliver and raising a baby during a global pandemic, to their first Mother’s Day, these two working moms share their hilarious and candid look at first-time motherhood.
Josh Peyton_AAA HealthCONNECT_3-17-2022
Josh Peyton, Chief Operations Officer, AAA HealthCONNECT. AAA HealthCONNECT powered by ProMedica is launching in Cincinnati and Dayton to help 55+ year olds navigate questions and challenges that come with healthy aging. When Members are in need of assistance, information, or resources to make informed decisions about their various life transitions or find themselves as a caregiver for a loved one, AAA HealthCONNECT is there to assist via phone or by web with solutions to help make these type of situations easier to handle.
Matthew Fray_Segment #3_4-3-2022
• Matthew Fray is a relationship coach and writer who leans on the lessons of his failed marriage and divorce to help others avoid making the same mistakes he did. His writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Huffington Post, Babble, and many more. His blog Must Be This Tall To Ride has a dedicated following and has reached millions of readers. Matthew is the author of the new book, This Is How Your Marriage Ends: A Hopeful Approach to Saving Relationships.
Paige Chenault_Segment #2 (3-20-22)
• Paige Chenault, Founder and CEO of The Birthday Party Project. Alongside the nationwide celebrations of reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Random House Children’s Books, together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises,...
Tarmar Hapel_Segment #1 (3-20-22)
• Tamar Haspel writes the James Beard Award-winning Washington Post column Unearthed, which tackles food from every angle: agriculture, nutrition, obesity, the food environment, and DIY. She’s also written for...
Real Estate_Tim Timmerman and Joycelyn Leathers_Segment #3 (3-20-22)
• Tim Timmerman, Co-Host, Jeff and Jenn Morning Show, Licensed Real Estate Agent, Home Renovator • Joycelyn Leathers, Licensed Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Seven Hills

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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