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).
Tony Brown: Who's the pressure on ahead of Crusaders quarter final?
Highlanders coach Tony Brown spoke to Dnaiel McHardy about who the pressure should be on among other things heading into their quarter final with the Crusaders.
Brad Mooar: Crusaders take on Highlanders in quarter finals
Brad Mooar, Crusaders assistant coach, spoke to Daniel McHardy about his thoughts on this weekend's quarter final against the Highlanders.
Levi Sherwood: Massive success at X Games
Freestyle motocross rider Levi Sherwood discussed with Daniel McHardy his massive success at the X Games in Minneapolis just days ago. He also spoke about how sketchy...
Ryan Fox: Feeling confident heading in to Open Championship
New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox spoke to Daniel McHardy about his thoughts heading into the Open Championship. He said he’s feeling good with his form and his headspace.
George Bennett: 'I'm absolutely devastated' to withdraw from the Tour de France
Cyclist George Bennett talked to Daniel McHardy about his devastation of having to withdraw from the Tour de France due to illness.
Conrad Smith: French life and following the Tour de France
Former All Black Conrad Smith spoke to Daniel McHardy from France where he now plays and lives. He has been right into the Tour de France and even followed George...
Haidee Tiffen: Unsuccessful World Cup campaign
White Ferns coach Haidee Tiffen spoke to Daniel McHardy about her disappointment of their unsuccessful World Cup campaign and where to next for her team.
Nine reasons the Auckland Nines failed
On the back of news the Auckland Nines will take a break, Radio Sport Breakfast come up with the NINE reasons the Auckland Nines failed to be a hit.
Brodie Retallick: Maro itoje from Lions a 'quality' opponent
Chiefs lock who is resting this weekend, Brodie Retallick on how he could have played it against the Brumbies. He also rated Maro itoje from the Lions as a quality...
Tony Kemp: Accidentally nicknaming Manu 'The Beast'
Former Warriors coach and RS NRL commentator, Tony Kemp on giving departing Manu Vatuvei his first cap in 2004 and what he saw in him as a 14-year-old. It was...
Ryan Hoffman: State of Origin game one of the best yet
Warriors forward and former NSW Origin player, Ryan Hoffman on Queensland’s dominance last night and the performances of his former teammates and friends Smith,...
Terry Kennedy: Humiliating defeat for Blues
Sky Sports radio breakfast host in Sydney, Terry Kennedy after Queensland’s Origin win in Brisbane. Kennedy said he thinks this was a particularly bad loss for...
Andrew Voss: Picks comfortable win to NSW tonight in State of Origin
Fox league commentator, Andrew Voss who is picking a comfortable win to NSW tonight in State of Origin and thinks they will score 24 points in doing so. LISTEN...
Kees Meeuws: All Blacks will have no trouble 'lowering' themselves to Super Rugby level
Former All Blacks prop, Kees Meeuws ahead of the Highlanders versus the Reds on Friday. Meeuws said he is excited about the resumption of Super Rugby and thinks...
Nigel Yalden: Did the referee make the right call?
Nigel Yalden reviews the final test and gives his thought on whether the referee made the right call. LISTEN ABOVE TO NIGEL YALDEN"S REVIEW
Ant Strachan: Lions v All Blacks series draw
Former All Black Ant Strachan spoke to Radiosport Breakfast about the Lions versus All Black series draw. LISTEN ABOVE TO ANT STRACHAN SPEAK WITH RADIOSPORT BREAKFAST
Former All Black Terry Wright on modern wingers
Terry Wright, former All Blacks winger, who has lived away from NZ for 16 years. We asked him about his post-career and thoughts on modern wingers and the test tomorrow.
Pita Alatini: Lienert-Brown, Laumape good midfield combination
Former All Blacks midfield back Pita Alatini spoke to Radio Sport Breakfast. He likes the midfield selections of Anton Lienert-Brown and Ngani Laumape.
Chris Jones: Gatland in good position not making changes to Lions team
BBC rugby commentator Chris Jones spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast about Warren Gatland being in a good position to not make any changes to the Lions team. Jones...
Sir John Kirwan: How the 1993 ABs built up to the Lions series decider
Former All Black Sir John Kirwan was one of six players who started the decider v the Lions in 1993, and the game against France in 1994 (their most recent defeat...
Brian Moore: Review of the second test and All Black selection for the decider
Former Lions Hooker Brian Moore spoke with Radio Sport Breakfast about the pressure on both sides ahead of the series decider at Eden Park, and who will get the...
Simon Bridges: America's Cup funding support
Simon Bridges earlier spoke with the Radio Sport Breakfast about funding for the next America's Cup, and who should foot the bill.
Will Greenwood: Critical decisions made by Gatland and the feeling in the Lions camp
Former British and Irish Lions center, Will Greenwood, spoke with Radio Sport Breakfast about critical decisions made by Warren Gatland, and the feeling inside the...
Mathew Cooper: All Blacks midfield dilemmas
Former All Black second- five eighth, Mathew Cooper spoke with Radio Sport Breakfast about the selection dilemma facing Steve Hansen ahead of the series decider...
Frank Bunce: The All Backs line-up for Lions game
Former All Black Frank Bunce spoke to Radio Sport Breakfast about the Lions series. LISTEN ABOVE AS FRANK BRUCE SPEAKS WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST
Buck Shelford: The Lions tour so far
Former All Black Buck Shelford spoke to Radio Sport Breakfast about the Lions tour. LISTEN ABOVE AS BUCK SHELFORD SPEAKS WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST
Ian Kirkpatrick and Andy Haden: Wellington's lukewarm reaction to Lions
Former All Black's captain Ian Kirkpatrick and Andy Haden join Radio Sport Breakfast at the Green Man's pub to discuss the Lions series. LISTEN ABOVE AS IAN KIRKPATRICK...
Enda Brady: Six charged in connection with Hillsborough tragedy
Enda Brady, Sky News UK correspondent, on six officials being charged in connection with the Hillsborough tragedy from 1989, including the former chief superintendent...
Nigel Yalden and Daniel McHardy: All Blacks team selected for tomorrow's test
Nigel Yalden and Daniel McHardy, RS rugby commentators, ahead of the second test tomorrow and the changes made to the All Blacks team. LISTEN ABOVE AS NIGEL YALDEN...
Richard Watt: Lions v Hurricanes thrilling draw last night
Richard Watt, Hurricanes assistant coach, after last night’s 31 all draw with the Lions. LISTEN ABOVE AS RICHARD WATT SPEAKS WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST