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).
Graham Henry: All about tight five for Lions
Bad news for fans of attacking rugby - Sir Graham Henry reckons the first test will be a forward pack oriented grind. Former Lions coach and World Cup winning...
Ryan Hoffman: Why did Blues let Queensland back in?
Warriors stalwart Ryan Hoffman joins the Radio Sport Breakfast boys to talk about the late loss for New South Wales in last night's State of Origin. Hoffman played...
Russell Hargreaves, Nigel Yalden: Selections for first test
TalkSPORT's Russell Hargreaves and Radio Sport's Nigel Yalden join the Radio Sport Breakfast to talk first test selections, as the Lions prepare to take on the All...
Andy Maloney of ETNZ: We're not thinking about 8-1
Andy Maloney of ETNZ chats to the Radio Sport Breakfast about how his team is just taking it one race at a time, and says there hasn't been much talk about blowing...
Brad Weber: Recovery is going really well
Injured halfback Brad Weber joins the Radio Sport Breakfast boys to talk about his recovery from injury, saying it is going so well that he could be back on the...
Steven Bates: How should Lions stack their forward pack?
Former Chiefs loose forward Steven Bates joined the Radio Sport Breakfast boys to talk about the state of the loose forwards in the Lions pack, and discusses how...
Brendon Hartley: Winning Le Mans 24 Hour Race
Kiwi Brendon Hartley was part of the three-man team to win this year's Le Mans 24-Hour Race. He spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast about the win and the emotional...
Jon Norman: Interest in Lions' tour ramping up
Jon Norman, Talksport UK correspondent, says the level of interest in the Lions tour is ramping up. LISTEN ABOVE AS JON NORMAN SPEAKS WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST
Riki Flutey: Backing the Lions over the All Blacks
Former rugby union player and the only person to play for both NZ Maori and the Lions, Riki Flutey says he is backing the Lions when they play the All Blacks next...
Russell Hargreaves: Best Lions' players ahead of test
Talk Sport rugby reporter Russell Hargreaves tells Radio Sport Breakfast who impressed him from the Lions, ahead of the test series. LISTEN ABOVE AS RUSSELL HARGREAVES...
Blair Tuke: Confident ahead of clash with Oracle
Emirates Team NZ trimmer Blair Tuke says he is fairly confident ahead of the clash with Oracle Team USA, on Sunday. LISTEN ABOVE AS BLAIR TUKE SPEAKS WITH RADIO...
Will Greenwood: North Island conditions favour All Blacks
Will Greenwood, former Lions player and Sky Sports UK commentator, after the Lions beat the Crusaders 12-3 on the weekend. He said the drier conditions in the North...
Chris Steele: Team NZ's starts an area of concern
Chris Steele, from Radio Sport AM Cup commentary team, after Emirates Team NZ won two races vs Artemis Sweden this morning to take a 4-2 lead. He was critical...
Michael Venus: Still giddy after yesterday's win
Michael Venus, owner of a French Open doubles title, said he is still giddy after yesterday’s result. He also spoke about Rafa Nadal’s dominance in the singles,...
Will Greenwood: Lions a whole new experience, even for Test veteran
Will Greenwood, former Lions player and SKY Sports UK commentator is travelling through NZ with the Lions. He spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast about the Lions'...
Christian Cullen: Blues take on the Lions
All Blacks legendary fullback Christian Cullen spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast about tonight's face off between the Blues and the British and Irish Lions. He...
Peter Lester: Should they have been racing at all?
Extraordinary scenes on Bermuda's Great Sound. Team New Zealand's crew is safe after a spectacular crash in the America's Cup challenger semi-finals, flipping the...
Peter Lester: Is two America's Cup races a day fair?
America's Cup commentator Peter Lester spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast dockside in Bermuda with Toyota. They talk about performances of today’s races and whether...
Tony Rae: 'Pretty frustrating' conditions for Team NZ
Tony Rae, from the Radio Sport America’s Cup commentary team, spoke with the Breakfast guys about no sailing today and what it’s like for the sailors and what they...
Mils Muliaina: Lions series about to kick off
100 test former All Black, Mils Muliaina spoke with Radio Sport Breakfast ahead of the Lions series beginning. LISTEN ABOVE: MILS MULIAINA DISCUSSES WHAT MAKES...
Nigel Yalden: Gatland has selected strong line for Lions
Radio Sport Rugby editor, Nigel Yalden discusses the naming of the Lions team to play the Barbarians on Saturday. "Coach Warren Gatland has named a pretty strong...
'Lions win would be better than 2003 Rugby World Cup win'
Stuart Barnes, former Lions player and commentator for Sky Sports UK, on what would be a successful tour for Warren Gatland’s team. He said a test series win for...
PJ Montgomery and Tony Rae talk Team NZ's win this morning
Peter Montgomery and Tony Rae, from the Radio Sport America’s Cup commentary team, discusses Emirates Team NZ's win over Artemis Sweden this morning. LISTEN ABOVE:...
PJ Montgomery and Chris Steele: Should Team NZ have won?
PJ Montgomery and Chris Steele, from the Radio Sport America’s Cup commentary team, talk about whether Emirates Team New Zealand should have won the race against Artemis,...
Shane Cameron: Promoting ‘real’ fighters rather than celebrities
Former boxer, now promoter Shane Cameron spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast this morning ahead of his promotion in Auckland tonight. He spoke about wanting to promote...
Mike Hesson: How to fit three players into two opening spots
Black Caps coach Mike Hesson is contemplating how he fits three players into two opening spots. Hesson is refusing to commit on Martin Guptill and Tom Latham as...
Tony Philp: Sevens programme a pathway to the All Blacks
High performance sevens manager for NZR spoke to Radio Sport Breakfast about New Zealand finishing fourth in the Sevens series. Mr Philp said he still sees the...
Nigel Cass: The new Sevens will be a men's-only tournament to start
The new Hamilton Sevens will be just a men's tournament to start with. New Zealand Rugby has moved the event from Wellington, with it to be held at Waikato Stadium...
Corey Anderson: Winning the Bangladesh, Ireland tri series
Black Caps all-rounder Corey Anderson spoke to the Radio Sport Breakfast after NZ beat Ireland and won the tri-series against them and Bangladesh. Anderson is back...
Tony Kemp: Dragons likely to beat Warriors
Tony Kemp, Radio Sports NRL commentator, joins Radio Sport Breakfast ahead of the Warriors and Dragons game in Hamilton tonight. He is picking the Dragons to win...