Radio Sport Breakfast
6AM - 9AM weekdays
With Kent Johns, Nathan Rarere and Marc Peard
Kent Johns has been with Radio Sport since 1999. After slaving away for countless years he was rewarded with his first fulltime radio job producing for Graeme Hill on Afternoon Sport, the show he then went on to host. Kent's first crack at hosting, however, was on Night Sport, co-hosting with Kath Harby-Williams, as one half of the Night Riders. After three years on the night shift he moved to weekend breakfast shows until he took over the Afternoon slot and The Sports Vox in 2011. He is now part of the Radio Sport Breakfast with Nathan and Marc.
Nathan Rarere (Nato) arrived at the Radio Sport studios in February 2016 and we haven't been able to get rid of him. We've tried fly spray, throwing things at him, tempting him toward the doorway with burger vouchers... but he's still here. So he might as well stay.
We asked Nate to write a bio about himself, one where he might mention being in media since 1991 in an award winning career that saw him moving through the worlds of radio, TV and advertising. But all he did was write a three-page conspiracy essay about how the Hawke's Bay's season was duded by the Mitre 10 Cup ruck rules.
Marc Peard was a passionate radio school graduate working for Radio Sport in Wellington doing Sideline Eye and Sevens Coverage. He was quickly picked up by ZM’s breakfast crew at the time – Polly and Grant and renamed “New Hot Guy”– where he then spent 10 years producing one of New Zealand’s most well-known and top rating entertainment breakfast shows. During this time, as well as working with some of New Zealand's top radio talent – Marc also kept his passion for sport going by being game announcer for The Wellington Saints, and a regular American Sports contributor to Capital Punishment. Marc made the move with Polly and Grant to the Hits in 2014 and helped launch this brand – before making the homecoming move back to where his true passion lies – with Radio Sport Breakfast.
Marc loves all things sport – but has quickly established himself as an American Sports specialist. He’s also a researcher, panellist and host for PLAY, Maori TV’s weekly sports show which launched this year. When Marc’s not watching, playing or talking about sport – he is the proud Dad and Stepdad of three kids (and is busy playing fantasy sports).
Mike Angove: Israel Adesanya fight is huge
Fight sports expert Mike Angove joins the Radio Sport Breakfast to talk about Israel Adesanya's fight for the World Middleweight Kickboxing title against Jason Wilnes.
Simon Doull: Bangladesh don't know how to win away
Former test cricketer Simon Doull joins the Radio Sport Breakfast to talk about the woes of Bangladesh, who let slip a ridiculously strong position in the first...
Ben Smith may be next to head to France
French Journalist Gavin Mortimer talks to the Radio Sport breakfast about Aaron Cruden heading to France and which All Blacks may be the next to go.
Montpellier club owner talks about signing Cruden
Montpellier club owner Mohed Altrad talks with Radio Sport Breakfast, to talk Aaron Cruden, explaining how the managed to sign him and why he'll be great for his...
Stephen Kearney: All the boys have returned in good shape
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney chats with Kent and Nathan about how pre-season is shaping up for the Warriors.
Richard Petrie reflects on Blackcaps win
Former New Zealand cricketer and Radio Sport commentator Richard Petrie joins the Radio Sport Breakfast to reflect on the first test at the Basin Reserve
Mike Hesson: We just needed to hang in there
Blackcaps coach Mike Hesson chats with Kent and Nathan following the Blackcaps first test win over Bangladesh.
Ken Rutherford: What Blackcaps need to do to win
Former New Zealand cricket Ken Rutherford talks with the Radio Sport Breakfast about the chances of the Blackcaps on the final day of the first test between the...
Scott Waldrom: State of Sevens Rugby
Scott Waldrom part on the New Zealand sevens program, talks with Kent and Nathan on state of our Sevens following the Bayleys National Sevens tournament at the Rotorua...
Brent Sobleski on NFL Playoffs
Kent, Nathan and Marc talk with NFL analyst at the Bleacher Report, Brent Sobleski on NFL Playoffs
Des Buckingham: Stepping into Merrick's shoes
New Phoenix coach Des Buckingham chats with D'Arcy Waldergrave about stepping into the shoes of Ernie Merrick, what his goals for the season are, and working closely...
Tony Mutter: Being part of Sydney to Hobart winning boat
A Kiwi sailor has played a major role in Perpetual LOYAL's record-breaking Sydney to Hobart. The Australian super maxi has reached Hobart almost five hours faster...
Kris Shannon: Webster may have burned bridges with Breakers
NZ Herald Sport Basketball writer Kris Shannon joins the Radio Sport Breakfast, to discuss the situation swirling around Corey Webster's future with the Breakers. Coach...
Lockie Ferguson: Rookie speedster keen for more action
Black Caps fast bowler Lockie Ferguson says he's keen for another crack at Australia after a mixed showing in the Chappell Hadlee series. The 25-year-old debuted...
Thomas Hauser: Parker as a world champ demeans boxing
Major doubt has been cast on Joseph Parker's standing as a world boxing champion. Parker has claimed the vacant WBO heavyweight title belt after beating Andy Ruiz...
Steve Bunce: Parker among top 3 heavyweights right now
Leading boxing pundits are at odds as to Joseph Parker's standing in heavyweight boxing. Renowned writer Thomas Hauser has dismissed the WBO champion as a limited...
Steve Bunce: Exciting time for heavy weight
British boxing commentator Steve Bunce chats with Radio Sport Breakfast, and is excited we are entering a sexy time in the heavy weights, where the talent pool is...
Bob Arum: Saturday's winner will become the most dominant of the heavy weights
Bob Arum boxing promoter believes Parker is the heaviest hitter in the heavy weights. He chats with Nathan and Kent and thinks the winner of Saturdays fight will...
Watch: Joseph Parker on his world title fight
Joseph Parker joins the Radio Sport Breakfast in the studio as he gets ready for his WBO world title fight.
Jospeh Parker: The plan for Saturday night
Joseph Parker: The plan for Saturday night
Watch: Andy Ruiz Jr. talks Saturday's fight with Radio Sport Breakfast
Andy Ruiz Jr. stepped into the Radio Sport studio Tuesday morning to discuss his upcoming WBO title fight with Joseph Parker, a historical sparring session the two...
Simon Doull: What the Blackcaps need to do in ODI 2
Simon Doull joins the Radio Sport breakfast to preview the second ODI between Australia and Blackcaps.
Andy Ruiz Jnr: Weight loss will not be detrimental in Saturday's fight
Andy Ruiz Junior is refuting the notion his drastic loss in weight will be detrimental to his game plan for the WBO title fight against Joseph Parker. Many claim...
Jamie McCarthy: Shane van Gisbergen is a freak
Motorsport commentator Jamie McCarthy joins Radio Sport Breakfast after Shane van Gisbergen takes out the Supercar Championship, and look at all of his wins this...
Andre Adams: We were a little ragged with the ball
Former Blackcap Andre Adams chats with Kent and Nathan after the Blackcaps 68 run loss to Australia in the first Chappell Hadlee ODI in Sydney.
Simon Katich: Chappell-Hadlee trophy should be awarded after this summer's six matches
A former Australian opener has suggested the Chappell-Hadlee trophy should be awarded after this summer's two series. The Black Caps are in Australia for a three...
John Key on the upcoming Chappell-Hadlee series
Prime Minister John Key gives the Radio Sport Breakfast his take on the upcoming Chappell-Hadlee series.
Andrew Ettingshausen: Is the Warriors coaching job cursed
Former Shark great Andrew Ettingshausen joins the boys in the studio to tals about the Sharks NRL victory in 2016 and is the Warriors coaching job curesd.
Gavin Mortimer: Which All Blacks could be off to play in France
Gavin Mortimer French rugby journalist opens up on the Radio Sport Breakfast as to what All Blacks could be heading to France to play rugby.
Will Greenwood: state of English rugby
Radio Sport Breakfast talk to former English rugby player Will Greenwood about where England rugby is at under Eddie Jones, as they look ahead to this weeks test...