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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Braille Ale (CABVI), Cincinnati_Segment #1_August 7, 2022
Aaron Bley, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI); Samantha Barlion, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI); Joe Mumper, Westside Brewery. Braille Ale is back in a bigger can and an even bigger flavor – Tangerine Juicy IPA! Join CABVI and West Side Brewing to celebrate its release on Thursday, August 11th from 5 – 7 PM at West Side Brewing
Aftab Pureval, Mayor, Cincinnati_Segment #3_August 7, 2022
Aftab Pureval, Mayor, Cincinnati. Aftab Pureval is the 70th Mayor of Cincinnati. He was raised in Southwest, Ohio, the son of first-generation Americans. He is making history as Cincinnati’s first Asian American Mayor. As Mayor, he is committed to serving Cincinnati's 52 neighborhoods.
Derrick Barnes_9th Annual Recommended Summer Reading List (7-24-22) Segment #1
Derrick Barnes is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, which received a Caldecott Honor, Newbery Honor, a Coretta Scott King Honor, the Ezra Jack Keats Award as well as the prestigious Kirkus Prize. Barnes joins us to discuss his new picture The Queen of Kindergarten as well as his much anticipated upcoming graphic novel, Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice.
Alicia Reece, Hamilton County Commissioner_7-17-2022
Alicia Reece, Hamilton County Commissioner, Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame Founder. Alicia Reece will lead the induction of the second class of inductees for the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame on Saturday, July 23, 12-3 p.m. at the new Walk of Fame located in front of the Brady Music Center at The Banks. The 2022 Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame Inductees are: Penny Ford, Wilbert Longmire, Midnight Star and Hi-Tek.
Sherry Hughes and Steve Abbott, Cincinnati Cancer Advisors_6-26-2022
Steve Abbott, Executive Director, Cincinnati Cancer Foundation and Sherry Hughes, Director of Strategic Community Engagement, Cincinnati Cancer Advisors. Cincinnati Cancer Advisors exists to improve the care of cancer patients seeking a second opinion so that they walk away with a thorough understanding of their diagnosis and confidence in their plan of care. They believe that great care begins with a great plan and in doing so they hope to take those feelings of chaos out of a cancer diagnosis through their team-oriented, mission-driven approach to making second opinions more accessible.
Ben Feller_6-19-2022
Ben Feller, Author, Big Problems Little Problems. Mr. Feller is a former award-winning chief White House correspondent for The Associated Press. During his years of covering Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, he was a leader of the White House press corps, traveled aboard Air Force One around the world, and was honored as a “master of deadline reporting.” Now he is writing about his personal passion: being a dad. His latest project is his heartwarming new book, Big Problems Little Problems, which is inspired by his relationship with his son.
Ginger Zee (Segment #2) 6/5/2022
Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News, reporting on the nation’s weather on Good Morning America and across ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. Previously she was the meteorologist for “Good Morning America Weekend.” Additionally, Zee hosts an ABC News original digital series “Food Forecast.” Follow Ginger on Twitter: @ginger_Zee; her Facebook Fan Page is:

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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