Every Sunday from 6–7 am, Mix 94.9 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.

Affordable Family Friendly Getaways_Segment #6_Lauren Hough _6-4-2023
Why West Virginia is the perfect destination for families this summer: Far removed from the long lines, busy schedules and flashy price tags of today’s family vacations, a new type of getaway awaits in West Virginia. Awe-inspiring views, family-focused adventures and unique lodging options make planning your next retreat a breeze, which is why Outside Magazine named the New River Gorge the Best Family Trip in the nation. Find out what it feels like to return from vacation refreshed and reconnected instead of drained and drawn in Almost Heaven. Official website: wvtourism.com  Instagram: @wvtourism Twitter: @WVtourism Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WVtourism/
Affordable Family Friendly Getaways_Segment #5_Gabby Blauert _6-4-2023
Why Hamilton County, Indiana is the perfect destination for families this summer: There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy in Hamilton County, Indiana. Discover kid-friendly attractions like Conner Prairie, the Nickel Plate Express, and Monon Waterpark. Families can also explore outdoors through Hamilton County’s extensive trail system and dozens of parks.   Official website: VisitHamiltonCounty.com Instagram handle: visithamiltonco Twitter handle: visithamiltonco Facebook: visithamiltonco  
Affordable Family Friendly Getaways_Segment #4_Jennifer Webb _6-4-2023
Why Dollywood is the perfect destination for families this summer: Dollywood Parks & Resorts offers families a premium destination where they can create lasting memories. Every member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest, can find an attraction to enjoy. With award-winning entertainment, culinary options and attractions, Dollywood is the perfect destination for families this summer.    Social Media Official website: www.dollywood.com Instagram handle: @dollywood Twitter handle: @dollywood Facebook: @dollywood


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.


Email Rodney at rlear@hbi.com.