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).
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 Blackcap 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
Olympic Weightlifting NZ talk about transgender weightlifter win
Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand's Emma Pilkington chats with Kent and Nathan following transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard winning her first international...
Tim Southee: A time to reflect for the Black Caps
New Zealand's senior seamer Tim Southee joined the Radio Sport Breakfast for a chat this morning.
Steve Tew: World Rugby announce global calendar
NZR boss Steve Tew is hailing World Rugby's new calendar. The changes include Super Rugby to run the whole way through until June before an international window...
Shaun Johnson: Kieran Foran will be back when he's ready
Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson has given an insight to the mind games that face running-mate Kieran Foran in his battle to take the field for his new club. Foran...
Chris Jones: 50-50 chance of All Blacks v England
Radio Sport Breakfast chat with Chris Jones, BBC rugby commentator on chance of an All Blacks v England game happening in November. He said the chances would 50-50...
Michael Hendry: Ending Kiwi drought to win NZ Open
Michael Hendry is the 2017 ISPS Handa New Zealand Open champion. He speaks with the Radio Sport Breakfast team about the win.
Tawera Kerr-Barlow: Facing off with Perenara
Chiefs halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow chats with the Radio Sport Breakfast team about the upcoming match-up with the Hurricanes and TJ Perenara this weekend.
Joe Carr: Mark Hunt likely to headline Auckland card
UFC vice president and head international content Joe Carr on UFC fight night in Auckland in June. He said they are looking to fill the card with local talent....
Trent Boult: AB de Villiers a 'one in a million' player
Seamer Trent Boult isn't too worried about the Black Caps shaky death bowling. New Zealand leaked 106 runs in their final 10 overs in the fourth ODI win over South...
Matt Lawton: Team Sky's reputation in tatters
Team Sky's reputation is in tatters following explosive testimony from the head of UK Anti Doping to a parliamentary select committee. That from the journalist...
Martin Guptill: Unlikely to get test call-up despite ODI heroics
Martin Guptill doesn't think he will be included in the Black Caps test squad despite his remarkable match winning performance in the fourth ODI against South Africa. Guptill...
Hoffman v Duffie - Former Melboure Storm teammates interview each other
Former Melbourne Storm teammates Ryan Hoffman and Matt Duffie followed each other as guest on the Radio Sport Breakfast show this morning. Hoffman who plays for...
Mike Hesson: IPL auction has shown anything's possible
A surprise pay package for Black Caps seamer Trent Boult. He's gone for just over one million dollars at the Indian Premier League Twenty20 auction, after a bidding...
Watch: Shaun Johnson with the Radio Sport Breakfast
Shaun Johnson pops into chat with the Radio Sport Breakfast
Peter McGlashan: Black Caps did good job to stay in fight as long as they did
Former Kiwi cricketer Peter McGlashan speaks with the Radio Sport Breakfast about South Africa's thrilling win in the opening ODI of their series against New Zealand...
Andrew Voss: Foran news is exciting for the NRL
Fox Sport commentator Andrew Voss talks with Kent and Nathan about h Kieran Foran been cleared to return to the NRL.
Mark Geyer: Warriors are a Top 4 chance
Former NRL great Mark Geyer talks to Kent and Nathan from Sydney about the Warriors chance for this season on the back of the news Kieran Foran has been cleared...
Kieran Read: Injuries, Luatua and future contracts
All Black captain Kieran Read and Blues first five-eighth Stephen Perofeta joined Radio Sport Breakfast before the start of the Super Rugby season. Read told the...
Steve Tew: Leaks tarnished reputation of Tuipulotu, ABs
New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew has hinted pure shock is the reason behind the length of time between Patrick Tuipulotu's A and B samples. The All Blacks lock...
Graeme Steel: 'No question' about Patrick Tuipulotu's integrity
The head of Drug Free Sport New Zealand says there is no question about All Black Patrick Tuipulotu's integrity after a B-sample cleared him of a failed drug test. Tuipulotu...
Justin Marshall: Joost van der Westhuizen 'one of the best players on the planet' at his peak
Former All Black halfback Justin Marshall has paid Joost van der Westhuizen the ultimate compliment. The Springbok legend has died overnight after a six year battle...
Ross Taylor: Expecting to be left out of the Black Caps' T20 squad
Ross Taylor believes he's still on the outer of the Black Caps' Twenty20 squad. The veteran New Zealand batsman didn't feature in the three match T20 series against...
Andrew Johns: 'If I was the coach I'd send my best team' for the Nines
Australian league legend Andrew Johns spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast in studio this morning about how great the concept of the NRL Nines tournament is. He also...
McLean Park's future under review
NZC chief operating officer Anthony Crummy tells the Radio Sport Breakfast New Zealand Cricket will conduct a review of McLean Park's suitability to host future...
Simon Doull: Williamson should roll the arm over
Former Black Caps bowler Simon Doull joins the Radio Sport Breakfast to talk about the upcoming 2nd ODI against Australia, with the Black Caps looking to claim the...
RTS: I can get through to the Warriors as captain
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck believes Stephen Kearney's surprising decision to make him Warriors captain could prove a masterstroke. The new coach has cut Ryan Hoffman as...