Radio Sport Breakfast
6AM - 9AM weekdays
With Kent Johns, Nathan Rarere and Marc Peard
Listen here to The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcasts:
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).
Black Caps have a fight on their hands in Boxing Day test against Australia
text by Niall Anderson After 32 years away, New Zealand's return to the Melbourne Cricket Ground started with a bang, but ended with a familiar feeling. After one...
Former All Blacks lock Sam Strahan passes away
Former All Blacks lock Sam Strahan has passed away suddenly at his home in Kiwitea, aged 74. Remembered by the Manawatu Rugby Union as one of the "greatest players...
Black Caps dump Jeet Raval for Tom Blundell for Boxing Day test
The Black Caps have handed Tom Blundell the opportunity of his cricketing career. Blundell will open the batting against Australia on Boxing Day at the Melbourne...
Departing NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew calls for a shift in power
Steve Tew believes the bigger rugby nations are trying to expand the game. The New Zealand Rugby chief executive leaves the role after a 12-year tenure, with the...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 20th December 2019
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 19th December 2019
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 18th December 2019
'Cruel to pick Jeet Raval' - Former Black Caps coach picks change
Former Black Caps batting coach Craig McMillan said it would be "cruel" to keep picking opener Jeet Raval against Australia. The out-of-form Raval was a disaster...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 17th December 2019
Black Ferns Sevens, All Blacks Sevens claim victory in South Africa
No Sarah Hirini, Michaela Blyde or Portia Woodman. No problems for the Black Ferns Sevens side who captured the Cape Town Sevens this morning as the New Zealand...
Australia claim crushing first test win over Black Caps
The Black Caps needed to produce a world record run chase. Instead, they were handed one of their heaviest defeats. Set 468 by Australia to win the first day-night...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 16th December 2019
Black Caps toil on day one of first test against Australia
On a pitch that suited batsmen, in heat that reached 40 degrees, opposing some of the best players in the world, the Black Caps bowlers put in one mighty effort...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 12th December 2019
Sir Graham Henry: 'Scott Robertson's time will come'
2011 World Cup winning coach Sir Graham Henry hopes Scott Robertson sticks around for New Zealand rugby. Henry was on the appointment panel that overlooked Robertson...
Former Black Caps bowler Ewen Chatfield previews Australia series
Black Caps injured duo Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme have taken a large part in their penultimate training session, as they look to prove their fitness ahead...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 11th December 2019
CHIPS n DIP
Russia banned from major sporting competitions for four years
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions -- notably the Olympics and the World Cup...
Steve Smith's warning about Black Caps test against Australia
LISTEN ABOVE AS CRAIG MCMILLIAN SPEAKS TO RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST Australian cricket star Steve Smith has provided a warning about what to expect from the Perth pitch...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 10th December 2019
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 9th December 2019
Blair Tuke and Peter Burling claim fifth world championships
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have moved past a hairy moment, wild conditions, and some feisty Germans to claim a fifth 49er sailing world championships in Auckland. And...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 6th December 2019
UPTOWN GIRL Black Caps Boss, Gary Stead is confident that 3 practices is enough, Murray Olds is confident that Aussie Rugby has had enough of Raelene Castles, Ufuk...
Black Caps keeping the faith in Jeet Raval ahead of Australia series
He's woefully out of form and about to come up against one of the world's most fearsome bowling attacks, but the Black Caps are keeping faith in Jeet Raval ahead...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 4th December 2019
FAKE PLASTIC TREES
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 3rd December 2019
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 2nd December 2019
John Bracewell says Australia isn’t a tough place to debut, Peter McGlashen is ready to commentate the HECK out of the Hamilton test today, Enda Brady has the latest...
Verdict on Crusaders name and logo to be revealed
The verdict on the Crusaders name and logo will be revealed this afternoon. The franchise's name and imagery was pulled into the spotlight after the mosque attacks,...