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).
LISTEN: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck chats with the RSB
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Warriors captain, spoke with the Radio Sport Breakfast ahead of their match with the Roosters on Sunday. He spoke about changes to the team...
Will Beard: Just how bad are Super Rugby's expansion teams?
Rugby stats guru Will Beard joins the Radio Sports Breakfast to crunch the numbers on just how bad the expansion teams have been in Super Rugby. The man behind...
Andrew McFadden: Penalty goal a captain's call
Andrew McFadden, Warriors assistant coach, speaks to the Radio Sport Breakfast about the loss to the Storm and the confidence the team are still taking from the...
Kevin Barry: Analysing Parker's next opponent
Joseph Parker's trainer Kevin Barry joins the Radio Sport Breakfast to explain just who Romanian Razvan Cojanu is, ahead of the upcoming WBO heavyweight title fight. Barry...
WBC champion Deontay Wilder ready to fight Joseph Parker in Auckland, right now
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he is ready to fight Joseph Parker now and is more than happy to face the WBO champion in Auckland. In an explosive...
Chiefs' halfback woes
Radio Sport rugby commentator and former halfback Kevin Putt joins the Radio Sport Breakfast to talk about the problems the Chiefs have with injuries and suspension...
Parker's promoters scrambling for new opponent
A furious day of negotiations are ahead for Duco Events director David Higgins as he looks to secure a replacement challenger for Joseph Parker. It comes after...
UFC fighter Robert Whittaker chats with the Radio Sport Breakfast
New Zealand-born UFC fighter Robert Whittaker chats with the Radio Sport Breakfast.
Kieran Read 'stoked' about re-signing of Sam Whitelock
Kieran Read expects the British and Irish Lions to be at their bullocking best when they arrive down under. The Lions squad features a host of international experience...
Warren Gatland highlights goal-kicking as Lions edge
Lions coach Warren Gatland has highlighted goal-kicking as a major issue going into the test series against the All Blacks. While the All Blacks are struggling...
Saints' tape protest over player's import status
The Wellington Saints have displayed an act of defiance against the National Basketball League during their 102-79 victory over the Canterbury Rams. The Saints...
Pita Alatini: Barrett better than Cullen?
Pita Alatini, former Hurricanes and All Black midfielder, joined the Radio Sport Breakfat to discuss whether Beauden Barrett might be a better player than Christian...
NZRugby disappointed SBW took so long to inform them of objections
New Zealand Rugby's disappointed it's taken Sonny Bill Williams so long to inform them of his conscientious objections. LISTEN ABOVE: Neil Sorensen talks to Radio...
Dr Bodo Lang: SBW's conscientious objection to BNZ branding
Dr Bodo Lang, Senior lecturer in Marketing at Auckland University joins the Radio Sport Breakfast show to discuss Sonny-Bill Williams’ conscientious objection to...
Sky TV boss John Fellet: No problem with fewer Super Rugby teams
Sky Television is comfortable with the decision to cut Super Rugby from 18 to 15 teams next year. New Zealand Rugby's major broadcast partner believes fewer matches...
'It's mind-boggling': Alan Jones blasts new Super Rugby format
Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones is blasting the new Super Rugby format. Australia will lose either the Western Force or Melbourne Rebels for next season, while...
Tew backs Super changes, Aussie players furious
NZRU chief Steve Tew is backing changes to the Super Rugby format, believing they'll be necessary for the game. The competition will be trimmed to 15 teams from...
Guy Hevedlt: Live from day one of the Masters
Radio Sport's Guy Heveldt speaks with the Radio Sport Breakfast live from day one of the Masters golf tournament.
Will Beard: How to predict results of Super Rugby matches
Will Beard from Rugbynumbers.com statistically breaks down and predicts the winners of all Super Rugby matches. He's sitting on a success rate is 82 percent so...
Sam Cane: Set to join Chiefs in South Africa
Sam Cane expects to join the Chiefs in South Africa later this week. The All Blacks flanker suffered a concussion in their Super Rugby match against the Bulls and...
Joel Stransky: Two teams from South Africa should go
A Springbok great has called for two of his country's Super Rugby franchises to be cut. It's being reported SANZAAR want to cut the amount of teams in the competition...
Brian Sandalow: Cubs fans confident on Opening Day
Baseball writer for the Chicago Sun Times Brian Sandalow speaks to the Radio Sport Breakfast team about Major League Baseball's Opening Day and what Cubs fans are...
Radio Sport Breakfast Best Bits Monday 3 April
Dan Hooker to fight Ross Pearson at Fight Night 110
Kiwi UFC featherweight Dan Hooker will step up to lightweight and fight Ross Pearson at Vector Arena in UFC Fight Night 110. Englishman Pearson has a 19-13 record...
Simon Doull: Black Caps have worn South Africa down
Cricket commentator Simon Doull joins the Radio Sport Breakfast to discuss what will be going through the head of the South African team today.
Jim Doyle: Foran 'devastated' by hamstring injury
The Warriors remain hopeful that Kieran Foran's hamstring strain will not keep him out of action for long, but he remains in doubt for Sunday's must-win NRL clash...
Clayton Mitchell: Big disappointment free to air sports Bill lost
A proposal to make All Black tests and other national sporting events free-to-air was set to fail last night. A bill in the name of New Zealand First MP Clayton...
Sir John Kirwan: Why is it so hard to find a Blues first-five?
Former Blues coach Sir John Kirwan spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast about how the Blues and Tana Umaga must be feeling with Piers Francis leaving. He talks about...
Anthony Crummy: Shortened test results in financial loss
The Black Caps' test match against South Africa at the Basin Reserve over the weekend has left New Zealand Cricket with a not just an on-field loss, but a financial...
Radio Sport Breakfast jury on Black Cap cricket team
Are the Black Cap selectors Guilty or Not Guilty for not changing the team for the third test? 12 jurors have their say with Kent and Nathan