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 dudded 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).
Black Caps opener putting the team ahead of himself
Black Caps opening batsman Jeet Raval doesn't think it is vital that he scores runs in the opening test, he is focusing on contributing to a decent performance in...
Neil Manthorp: I'm stunned Rabada got off his ban
South African cricket commentator Neil Manthorp is gobsmacked that Kagiso Rabada is free to play in the third Test against Australia. Kagiso Rabada had his two-test...
Jim Hamilton, Andy Goode: England look broken
Former Scottish international Jim Hamilton and former England international Andy Goode from 'The Rugby Pod', on what is happening with the England rugby team after...
NRL clubs have their 'heads stuck up their a***s' over internationals
NRL commentator Andrew Voss says NRL clubs don't care one iota about international rugby league. "[The clubs] support State of Origin 100 per cent, with their heads...
'Bleak state of affairs' for Eddie Jones
England has some potentially very big issues facing Eddie Jones after England slumped to a fifth-placed finish in the Six Nations, their worst result since 1987. Hargreaves...
Can the Warriors go 3-0 for the first time ever?
Radio Sport NRL analyst Tony Kemp says the Warriors are a good chance to win their opening three games of the season for the first time in their history. But Kemp...
Jeff Wilson: Same old, same old for Blues
It's clear that the Blues haven't learned or improved from last season, says Jeff Wilson. After back-to-back tight losses against New Zealand rivals the Highlanders...
All Whites' World Cup cycle starts on Sunday
NZ Football CEO Andy Martin on the All Whites' fixtures against Canada in Spain next weekend. He explained the logic and logistics of the fixture and why certain...
Huge crowd expected for Highlanders v Crusaders match
Highlanders CEO Roger Clark says he is expecting a huge turnout for tomorrow night's Super Rugby match against the Crusaders. He believes the Highlanders may average...
Justin Marshall: The Stormers should be easier for the Blues
Former All Black and Sky rugby analyst Justin Marshall reckons the Blues will go well against the Stormers because generally the second leg of the African tour is...
13,000 on track to watch Warriors' home opener
A surge in ticket sales following the Warriors' season-opening NRL win over the Rabbitohs. CEO Cameron George says there's a sense of optimism around Mount Smart...
Ish Sodhi moving on from Test snubbing
There's little surprise from Ish Sodhi after being overlooked for the two cricket tests against England. The Black Caps spinner has been snubbed for the series,...
Peter Lester: Spithill's move spells the end of Oracle Team USA
Surprise at Jimmy Spithill's latest move. The former Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill will join challenger of record Luna Rossa for the 2021 America's Cup regatta. The...
Astle's batting saw him get the nod over Sodhi
Ish Sodhi remains on the outer with the Black Caps test squad. Despite strong recent form, the leg spinner has been left out of the 12 to face England in the two-test...
'We're not playing rugby just to be paid but it certainly helps'
Black Ferns fullback Selica Winiata on the semi-professional contracts for the women announced by NZ Rugby. Winiata doesn't think the 12-14 hours per week high...
Andrew Voss reviews NRL round one
Commentator Andrew Voss reviews round one of the NRL, where the league created history as all four bottom teams from last season won their first-round matches in...
Tiger Woods now back amongst the world's best: Elvy
CBS golf commentator Luke Elvy says if Tiger Woods wins The Masters next month, it will be the greatest comeback in sports history. READ MORE: Woods finishes second...
Reuben Thorne on the Crusaders injury list
Reuben Thorne, former Crusaders captain, on the injuries to the Cantabs and what they’ll need to do to cope with them.
Russell Hargreaves: Eddie Jones' honeymoon period is over
Talksport UK commentator Russell Hargreaves says Eddie Jones' extended honeymoon period is over after England lost to France in the Six Nations on Sunday morning. "The...
Jeff Wilson: Already a gap between NZ sides and the rest of Super Rugby
Jeff Wilson, former All Black and Sky analyst, reviews this weekend's Super Rugby action. He says the Blues were outplayed for much of their match against the Lions,...
Tony Kemp: Tuivasa-Sheck was immense against the Rabbitohs
Radio Sport NRL commentator Tony Kemp gave the Warriors a 9/10 in their win against the Rabbitohs. Kemp singled out Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Shaun Johnson, Tohu Harris...
Peter Fulton: There's no way Taylor will be risked with Tests coming
Former Black Cap Peter Fulton says there is no way Ross Taylor will be risked tomorrow if there is any danger he would be out the Test series.
Tony Kemp: The Warriors' lack of depth will cost them
Radio Sport rugby league analyst Tony Kemp has the Warriors finishing ninth this season because of a lack of depth in their squad. He also gives us his take on...
Bryn Hall: 'Not a lot changes' despite Mo'unga injury
Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall, who has a look ahead to their crunch Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes on Saturday. He says not much will change with first-five...
Terry Kennedy: Kearney will be sacked by round eight
Terry Kennedy, Sky Sports Radio NRL commentator in Sydney, is tipping the Warriors to finish last this season - and that coach Stephen Kearney will be sacked by...
Taylor putting birthday celebrations on ice
Ross Taylor admits there's no way he will be 100 percent but still hopes to play in Saturday's one day series decider against England in Christchurch. Taylor's...
Jim Dolan: Australia coach Lehmann backing Warner
ARN Sports Director Jim Dolan on the potential punishment to David Warner after the first test against South Africa. He also speaks at length on controversial NRL...
Hurricanes CEO: We signed Plumtree weeks ago
John Plumtree signed on as Hurricanes coach three weeks ago. The current assistant coach's elevation to the top role replacing Chris Boyd from 2019 to 2021 has...
Breakers not sure if Penney will stay
Breakers GM Dillon Boucher spoke to Kent, Nate and Marc after the team lost to Melbourne last night to end their ANBL season. Boucher paid tribute to the retiring...
Andrew Voss: I think the Warriors will make the eight
NRL commentator Andrew Voss is picking the Warriors to finish in the top eight this season, and he is picking the Cowboys to be champions. "I've got the Warriors...