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).
Black Fern excited for Women's Rugby World Cup in NZ
Black Fern Kendra Cockesdge is thrilled that New Zealand will be hosting the 2021 Women's Rugby Cup. The halfback told Radio Sport Breakfast that there was a lot...
New Zealand to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup
New Zealand will host the 2021 women's Rugby World Cup, or to be more accurate Auckland and Whangarei. New Zealand was overnight awarded the hosting rights to the...
The reason Ireland are bitter ahead of All Blacks clash
LISTEN TO RTE IRELAND COMMENTATOR MICHAEL CORCORAN TALK WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST ABOVE There's clearly a bit of ill-feeling in Ireland about the way things played...
NZ Trotting Cup takes over Christchurch
The New Zealand Trotting Cup is underway in Christchurch at Addington Raceway. Commentator Matt Richens told Radio Sport Breakfast today is a big day for Christchurch. "This...
Injury blows for Ireland ahead of All Blacks test
A double injury blow for Ireland ahead of this weekend’s test with the All Blacks The possibility of halfback Conor Murray returning from a neck injury has been...
Jeff Wilson: All Blacks were outstanding in test against England
Jeff Wilson, former All Black and Sky analyst, who thought the AB's locks were outstanding yesterday. He also thinks the coaches will be unlikely to substitute Beauden...
Kiwis coach impressed with defence after thrashing England
Michael Maguire, Kiwis' coach, after an impressive 34- nil win over England in Leeds. He thinks Kodi Nikorima and Shaun Johnson can form a halves combination for...
Changes needed for Blackcaps to succeed in Pakistan - Craig McMillan
Black Caps batting coach Craig McMillan joined Radio Sport Breakfast to discuss the adjustment required by his batsmen in the ODI series vs Pakistan. He also explained...
George Burgess to face hearing for alleged eye gouge
LISTEN ABOVE AS ANDREW VOSS SPEAKS TO RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST George Burgess' rudimentary search for Dallin Watene-Zelezniak's optic nerve will undergo more scrutiny. The...
Seth Rance fails to offer explanation following loss to Pakistan
Black Caps' paceman Seth Rance couldn't offer up much of an explanation following their loss to Pakistan. Gary Stead's side fell to their third straight Twenty20...
Paul Radisich: Scott McLaughlin on path to increase championship lead
Former NZ Supercars driver Paul Radisich told Radio Sport Breakfast he doesn't think Scott McLaughlin will be thinking about his season-ending capitulation last...
Kiwis assistant coach previews test match against England
Kiwis' assistant coach Ben Gardiner joins Radio Sport Breakfast ahead of their first test vs England in Hull on Sunday. Gardiner says he expects a very similar 17...
Real reason players allegedly involved in match-fixing can't be named
The New Zealand, Australian and English cricket boards are among those looking to go upstairs to justice's version of the DRS, in relation to Al Jazeera's latest...
Details of new $1.8 billion waterfront stadium revealed
Michael Sage, Auckland Waterfront Consortium Deputy chair joined Radio Sport Breakfast LIVE in-studio to outline their plan for a new stadium for downtown Auckland....
Justin Marshall: Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals preview
Justin Marshall, former All Black and Sky rugby analyst joins Radio Sport Breakfast to preview the Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals this weekend. LISTEN ABOVE AS JUSTIN...
Bryn Hall: 'The All Blacks jersey means everything'
Crusaders player and new All Black halfback Bryn Hall joins Radio Sport Breakfast live in-studio this morning. Hall explains that even though his ancestry allows...
Future looking bright for Tongan league
Tongan league coach Kristian Woolf joins Radio Sport Breakfast to explain why he believes young Tongan players in the future will choose to play for Tonga as their...
Gareth Evans: I thought it was a prank
Gareth Evans thought it was all a prank. The Hawke's Bay loose forward has been named as part of a 19 strong group to travel with the All Blacks and be available...
Why the fans abandoned the Kiwis - and how to get them back
LISTEN TO KIWIS HALFBACK KODI NIKORIMA TALK ABOUT THE FANS WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST ABOVE The Kiwis deserved to have won by more, and there should have been more...
Hyped England-Croatia rematch reaches dull draw
LISTEN TO RUSSELL HARGREAVES TALK WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST Deprived of a seat inside the stadium through no fault of their own, a small band of loyal England...
Silver Ferns finally end losing streak
LISTEN TO JENNY WOODS TALK WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST ABOVE It's the moment Kiwi netball fans have been waiting for. The Silver Ferns finally put an end to their...
Tony Kemp: Performance of Johnson crucial for Kiwis win
Former Warriors coach and Radio Sport league expert Tony Kemp joins Radio Sport Breakfast to explain why he thinks the Kiwis are a good shot in the test against...
Justin Marshall: Tactical errors cost the Springbok upset victory
Former All Black and Sky rugby analyst Justin Marshall joins Radio Sport Breakfast to explain why he believes the Springboks' made too many substitutions in the...
Sir Graham Henry: 'We need to grow the game of Rugby'
Former All Blacks coach and Auckland Rugby assistant coach Sir Graham Henry joins Radio Sport Breakfast after his team thumped Southland last night. Graham spoke...
Donna Wilkins: Silver Ferns are capable of more
Former Silver Fern shooter and Radio Sport analyst, Donna Wilkins told Radio Sport Breakfast she is hoping the Silver Ferns will play better tonight. She said the...
Kiwis players share their thoughts on Watene-Zelezniak
The Kiwis are gearing up for their test against Australia on Saturday. The side has already made headlines, after Dillan Watene-Zelezniak was named as the team's...
John Hart: Selecting 51 players for end of season tour 'overkill'
Former All Blacks coach John Hart joins Radio Sport Breakfast to explain why he is concerned South Africa has been so competitive this season against the men in...
Andrew Voss: 'Fans have clocked-out ahead of Kiwis test'
Fox league commentator Andrew Voss joins Radio Sport Breakfast to explain why he believes most of Australia's league fans have clocked-out of the sport (now the...
Professional NBA player reveals his love for New Zealand
Ryan Anderson is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA, and joins Radio Sport Breakfast to reveal how he knows NZ very well...
Marc Peard tries local cuisine in Arizona