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).
Silver Ferns' not bothered missing out on prize money
Silver Ferns defender Phoenix Karaka joined Radio Sport Breakfast after landing in Auckland. She says the players aren't bothered by not being rewarded financially...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 24th July 2019
Cold Pizza or Cold KFC?
Andrew Voss: Warriors must beat Eels to be taken seriously as playoff contenders
Fox NRL commentator Andrew Voss joins Radio Sport Breakfast to explain why he thinks the Warriors need to beat the Eels on Saturday night to show any sort of credentials...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 23rd July 2019
Where's the sport at?
Noeline Taurua's future with Silver Ferns uncertain after World Cup title
Noeline Taurua has confirmed her future as Silver Ferns coach remains uncertain. In a scarcely-believable scenario, Taurua has left the door open to the potential...
Gold for Silver Ferns! New Zealand crowned netball World Cup champions
The Silver Ferns, these marvellous mavens, are world champions. Never has there been a more worthy group. Sixteen years after New Zealand's last World Cup crown...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 22nd July 2019
Dame Noeline Taurua!
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 19th July 2019
Justin's Argentinian Juice
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 18th July 2019
Peard now loves Dido
Former Warrior Mark Tookey goes from front-rower to marathon runner
Former NZ Warriors player Mark Tookey joined Radio Sport Breakfast to share his remarkable journey from going to being a front row forward in the NRL, to now running...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 17th July 2019
Some people talk to some people
Craig McMillan on leaving his role as Black Caps batting coach
Black Caps batting coach Craig McMillan is about to exit stage-left to make way for his successor Peter Fulton. The Black Caps reached a consecutive World Cup final...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 16th July 2019
Post CWC life
Dejected Kane Williamson opens up: We didn't lose the final
Kane Williamson has declared that no one lost the World Cup final, even though England are the new champions. The Black Caps captain said the final at Lord's "feels...
David Lloyd: Cricket World Cup final was 'a pure game'
Former English cricketer David Lloyd joins the Breakfast show to talk about England's victory over the Black Caps in the World Cup. England managed victory despite...
Henry Nicholls talks the 'heartbreaking' World Cup final loss
Black Caps batsman Henry Nicholls joins the Breakfast team to talk about his side's World Cup final loss to England at Lord's this morning. All square after a super...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 15th July 2019
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 12th July 2019
Lets gone Black Caps!
New South Wales defend State of Origin title in thrilling decider
New South Wales have produced an unforgettable last-gasp stunner to steal Game 3 and the entire 2019 State of Origin series in the most dramatic of circumstances. ANZ...
'A pretty special moment' - Matt Henry on his match-winning bowling performance
Black Caps bowler Matt Henry joined Radio Sport Breakfast following his outstanding Man of the Match bowling performance (3-37) in his side’s victory against India...
Black Caps coach looks back on miraculous semi-final win
Black Caps coach Gary Stead joined Radio Sport Breakfast following their miraculous win against India this morning. Stead says it was an amazing event all round...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 11th July 2019
WE'RE IN THE FINAL BABY!!!!!! <3 U GUPPY
Manchester miracle! Black Caps into World Cup final
Matt Henry screamed in elation, veins bulging out of his neck. Trent Boult pumped his fist, barely able to control his flailing limbs. Jimmy Neesham ran around aimlessly,...
Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua feeling confident ahead of World Cup
Silver Ferns netball coach Noeline Taurua joined Radio Sport Breakfast this morning. Taurua acknowledged it is a risk confirming Katrina Rore's participation at...
Craig Cumming: 'Williamson and Taylor needed to break free against Indian bowlers'
Former Black Caps opening batsman and Radio Sport Cricket analyst Craig Cumming joined Radio Sport Breakfast this morning. Cumming told the Breakfast hosts he...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 10th July 2019
Desperate Housewives Thangs
Rain could halt Black Caps' semifinal against India
Rain could play a factor in New Zealand's Cricket World Cup semifinal against India at Manchester's Old Trafford starting tonight. According to the Met Office website...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 9th June 2019
Running into windows
USA claim World Cup title with 2-0 win over Netherlands
The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 today when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick...
The Radio Sport Breakfast Podcast - 8th July 2019
Happy Birthday Kevin Bacon