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).
Napier council chief: wet winter cause of McLean Park turf issue
Wayne Jack, Napier City Council chief executive, talks to Radio Sport Breakfast on why NZ Cricket will be moving the ODI away from McLean Park this summer.
Hamish Bond on swapping rowing for cycling
Olympic champion rower Hamish Bond talks to Radio Sport Breakfast about his disappointment finishing 39th in the time trial at the World Cycling Champs after getting...
Spithill says he's 'in limbo' until rules become clear
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill is keeping his cards close to his chest over his potential involvement in the next America's Cup. The Aussie helmsman is...
David Higgins: It was a matter of honour
David Higgins, promoter of Joseph Parker, has succeeded in getting the referee for Sunday’s fight changed. Higgins said he’d had a couple of beers before his “performance”...
Roger Tuivasa-Schek on winning Warriors Player of the Year
Roger Tuivasa-Schek taled to Radio Sport Breakfast about his excitement on winning Warriors Player of the Year after coming back from injury and said he believes...
Patrick McKendry: Parker v Fury press conference uncomfortable, ugly
NZME boxing reporter, Patrick McKendry, who was at the Parker v Fury press conference when things turned ugly. He said the whole spectacle was uncomfortable. LISTEN...
Joel Stransky: 'Out of ideas' of how to make Boks more competitive v All Blacks
Former Springboks player and Supersport commentator in South Africa, Joel Stransky said he has run out of ideas as to how to make the Springboks more competitive...
Justin Marshall: South Africa haven't closed the gap
Justin Marshall, Sky Sport rugby analyst, is picking the All Blacks to give the Springboks a touch up. He doesn’t think there has yet been any evidence to suggest...
Joel Stransky: The Boks will be competitive
Joel Stransky, Supersport SA rugby analyst and former Springbok, spoke of the improvement in the Boks team this season. Stransky believes they’ll be very competitive...
Bob Arum: Lack of interest in Parker v Fury Fight
Bob Arum, promoter of Top Rank Boxing, has lamented the lack of interest in the Parker-Fury fight next weekend in Manchester. Arum wants to promote Parker’s next...
Federer and Nadal, who can beat these guys?
Lee Radovanovich, Radio Sport's tennis analyst, speaks with Radio Sport Breakfast on Federer and Nadal’s dominance of the four majors this year and how things are...
John Hart: All Blacks need to be a little more patient
John Hart, former All Blacks coach, gives his views on the All Blacks ball play, Ryan Crotty's current form and whether he thinks Steve Hansen will be worried about...
Mark Orams: Foiling mono hull races an exciting prospect
Mark Orams talks to Radio Sport Breakfast about the makeup of the foiling monohull's that will be sailed in the next America's Cup. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW ABOVE
Jeff Wilson: AB selector should consider starting Barrett at fullback
Sky Sport rugby analyst, Jeff Wilson said he hopes the All Blacks selectors would be considering starting Beauden Barrett at fullback with Lima Sopoaga at first-five...
Justin Marshall on tomorrow's Argentina vs All Blacks test
Sky Sport rugby commentator Justin Marshall doesn’t believe Argentina's made the necessary improvements to truly be competitive against NZ. He also thinks Sonny...
Wyatt Crockett on the test against Argentina
All Blacks prop Wyatt Crockett joins the Radio Sport Breakfast ahead of the test against Argentina in New Plymouth. He agrees they haven’t hit their straps for a...
Phil Quinney: Pumped for Saturday night test
Radio Sport New Plymouth bureau chief, Phil Quinney, said there will be a good crowd on Saturday night and they are pumped for the test. LISTEN ABOVE TO PHIL QUINNEY...
Marg Foster: It's not a given NZ will win
Former Silver Fern and netball commentator, Marg Foster, said she is excited about the NZ v England series because it will be competitive and it is not a given NZ...
Nigel Yalden: Fifita has an opportunity to make his mark
Radio Sport rugby editor, Nigel Yalden, said there is an opportunity for Vaea Fifita to stamp his mark wearing the #6 jersey when the All Blacks play Argentina LISTEN...
Lee Radovanovich: Venus Williams will win US Open
Former NZ tennis player and commentator, Lee Radovanovich said Venus Williams will win the US Open. LISTEN ABOVE TO LEE RADOVANOVICH SPEAK WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST
Dale Budge: Warriors are in full rebuild mode
Radio Sport league commentator, Dale Budge, spoke on the Warriors’ signings of Adam Blair and Gerard Beale. He believes the club is in full rebuild mode and these...
Andrew Voss: Run out of thoughts on the Warriors
Andrew Voss, Fox NRL commentator, who has run out of thoughts on the Warriors. He is backing the Storm to win the competition and thinks they are as good as any...
Former All White confident NZ will beat the Solomon Islands
Harry Ngata, former All White, who is confident NZ will beat the Solomon Islands this afternoon and progress to an inter-continental playoff. LISTEN TO THE FULL...
Katrina Grant: True test will be facing Australia in four-test series
Katrina Grant, Silver Ferns captain, after their win in the International Quad series. She said the true test will come against Australia when they next play them...
Mitre 10 Cup: Auckland coach Nick White previews Waikato clash
Auckland coach Nick White caught up with the Radio Sport Breakfast to preview this weeks game. Auckland v Waikato - Eden Park Auckland 7:30pm LIVE ONLINE COMMENTARY...
Cat Tuivaiti: England could upset the Silver Ferns
Cat Tuivaiti caught up with the Radio Sport Breakfast ahead of tonight's clash with England in the Netball Quad Series. Silver Ferns v England Roses - Trust Arena,...
Charmaine Smith: Winning World Cup 'It hasn't really sunk in yet'
Winning Black Fern lock, Charmaine Smith spoke with Radio Sport Breakfast, before she boarded her flight home. LISTEN ABOVE AS CHARMAINE SMITH SPEAKS WITH RADIO...
Ruby Tui's passionate plea for support for women's rugby
Black Ferns Sevens player Ruby Tui joins the Radio Sport Breakfast to speak passionately about the need to support women's rugby, especially the XV side. LISTEN...
Bob Sheridan: Mayweather v McGregor is a fight 'everyone want to see'
American boxing and MMA commentator, Bob Sheridan spoke with Radio Sport Breakfast about Sunday's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. LISTEN ABOVE...
Charmaine Smith: Memories of late Sir Colin Meads inspired Black Ferns
Memories of the late Sir Colin Meads have helped inspire the Black Ferns to reach a fifth women's Rugby World Cup final. New Zealand's thumped the USA 45-12 in...