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. 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).
Novak Djokovic wins his fourth Wimbledon crown
LISTEN TO GRAEME AGARS TALK WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST ABOVE Novak Djokovic was disconsolate and injured when he left Wimbledon a year ago, quitting during his quarterfinal...
England vs Croatia semi final preview
Enda Brady is a Sky News reporter and joins Radio Sport Breakfast live from Moscow ahead of the highly anticipated semi final between England vs Croatia, to be played...
Michael Burgess: World cup semi finals preview
NZ Herald football writer Michael Burgess is in Russia covering the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and joins Radio Sport Breakfast to preview the semi finals. LISTEN ABOVE...
England "outstanding under pressure'
Russell Hargreaves, Talksport UK football commentator, joins Radio Sport Breakfast to discuss the surprising success of England at the World Cup, including their...
Tony Kemp: Warriors performance to Panthers a 2/10
Radio Sport league commentator, Tony Kemp, says he gives the Warriors a 2\10 after the thrashing by the Panthers. He doesn’t think Stephen Kearney will drop Peter...
Wimbledon day 5: Djokovic, Nadal advance
LISTEN ABOVE AS WIMBLEDON CORRESPONDENT GRAEME AGAR SPEAKS WITH THE RADIO BREAKFAST TEAM Guido Pella of Argentina came from two sets down to stun third-seeded Marin...
Radio Sport Breakfast Best Bits 5 July
Here's the best bits from Thursday's show.
Michael Burgess: Despair, destiny and euphoria at the football world cup
NZ Herald football writer, Michael Burgess, talked to the team from Moscow. He went to the England vs Colombia match yesterday. He is now travelling to Kazan and...
Wimbledon day 4: Woeful Wozniaki, Fabulous Federer and the search for white underpants
Wimbledon correspondent, Graeme Agars, says it wasn't Caroline Wozniaki's day on the fourth day of Wimbledon with flying ants and a tough draw contributing to her...
Australia reeling from the Philippines basket-brawl
Basketball Australia chairman Ned Coten has praised the restraint of Boomers players in the aftermath of the brawl during their World Cup qualifier against the Philippines. The...
Maria Sharapova out in Wimbledon first round
LISTEN TO GRAEME AGARS TALK WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST ABOVE These are not the sorts of matches Maria Sharapova is supposed to lose, letting lead after lead slip...
Ramona Shelburne on LeBron James' move to the LA Lakers
ESPN NBA reporter in LA, Ramona Shelburne told Radio Sport Breakfast she thought LeBron James would end up at the Lakers, for weeks before it was confirmed. LISTEN...
US Open Champion knocked out of Wimbledon
LISTEN TO GRAEME AGARS TALK WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST ABOVE U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens is out of Wimbledon after a 6-1, 6-3 defeat to Donna Vekic. The...
Russell Hargreaves: All the action from the FIFA World Cup
Talksport UK correspondent, Russell Hargreaves, speaks with Radio Sport Breakfast about all the action at the FIFA World Cup. LISTEN ABOVE AS RUSSELL HARGREAVES...
Fred de Jong: Celebrations across the Netherlands
Fred de Jong, former All White and proud Dutchman, says there are a lot of celebrations happening across the Netherlands as fierce rivals Germany were knocked out...
Katrina Grant: Sticking by the Pulse
Pulse and Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant talks to Marc Peard about sticking by the Pulse and now winning. LISTEN ABOVE AS KATRINA GRANT SPEAKS TO RADIO SPORT...
Michael Burgess: World Cup live from Moscow
New Zealand Herald Football reporter Michael Burgess updates the Radio Sport Breakfast crew with the latest from Moscow.
Singer who butchered national anthem performs for Radio Sport
The American singer who butchered the New Zealand national anthem, in Denver over the weekend, has apologised. Crystal Collins' national anthem rendition was highly...
Shane Harmon: Ice Hockey failure
CEO Wellington Stadium, Shane Harmon, on why the ice hockey classic flamed out over the weekend. He was a little non-committal but intimated the promoters used inferior...
Tony Kemp: Denver league test a 'dud'
Radio Sport league analyst, Tony Kemp, described the Denver league test as a “dud”. He explained why the fixture can never happen again. LISTEN...
Richie Barnett: Denver match exciting for young league players
Former Kiwis captain, Richie Barnett, tells the Radio Sport team the Denver league test on Sunday is a big deal. He also thinks the depth of international talent...
Rule change debate 'People won't come if games turn into debacles'
Former All Blacks prop, Kees Meeuws, spoke to the Radio Breakfast ahead of the third test in Dunedin tomorrow. He says the French were very combative up front and...
Nigel Yalden: All Blacks shake-up a case of risk vs reward
Nigel Yalden, Radio Sport editor, talks to the team about the changes to the All Blacks to play France in Dunedin this weekend. LISTEN ABOVE AS NIGEL YALDEN SPEAKS...
Spokesman: Football Fern players want their voices heard
Spokesperson for the NZ Football Players Association,Harry Ngata, says they will have a big say in who will be the independent investigator (and the terms of reference)...
Spark head: We've got Rugby World Cup covered
Simon Moutter, Managing Director of Spark, says he is confident his company will deliver a quality RWC in 2019 despite issues faced by Optus in Australia over the...
Will rural customers be able to stream RWC?
Spokesperson from the Telecommunications Users Association NZ, Craig Young saysstill sceptical about Spark’s ability to deliver a flawless product. He told the Radio...
Ben Ransom on England’s win over Tunisia
Ben Ransom, Sky sports UK football reporter, after England’s win over Tunisia at the FIFA world Cup. LISTEN ABOVE TO BEN RANSOM ON RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST
Daniel Bowden: Barrett red card expected
Daniel Bowden, former Blues five-eighth and Sky rugby analyst, who said all professional rugby players were informed 18 months ago about how referees would adjudicate...
Russell Hargreaves: The FIFA World Cup upset
Russell Hargreaves, Talksport UK correspondent, talks to Radio Sport Breakfast on the Germans losing at the FIFA World Cup, looking ahead to England’s first game,...
Justin Marshall: When do we look at developing depth during our international games?
Sky sports commentator and former All Black Justin Marshall says the All Blacks will be looking to fix a few performance issues from their game last week and this...