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).
Noeline Taurua could coach Silver Ferns and Sunshine Coast - former coach
Yvonne Willering, former NZ netball coach, who believes expected Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua could also coach the Sunshine Coast team (as she is contracted...
Gary Stead's the most prepared coach - Peter Fulton
Former Canterbury cricket captain Peter Fulton on the impending announcement of Gary Stead as Black Caps coach. He said Stead is the most prepared coach he has ever...
What's next for Tiger Woods?
The flying dirt has settled at the PGA Championship, and now people are looking to the future. It was expected to be Tiger Woods big comeback, but he was nipped...
Wendy Frew on win over Pulse
Steel captain Wendy Frew speaks with Radio Sport Breakfast her teams’ improbable win over the Pulse yesterday. She doesn’t remember ever playing in a comeback win...
Jeff Wilson: Haka has lost its lustre
Former All Black Jeff Wilson speaks to Radio Sport Breakfast about the suggestion from ex All Blacks, in Peter Bills’ new book “Jersey”, they felt like the Haka...
Jenny Woods previews Steel vs Tactix elimination final
SKY Sport commentator Jenny Woods joins Radio Sport Breakfast to give us a mighty preview of tonights elimination final in the Netball Premiership between the Steel...
Warriors CEO excited for action packed Friday night
Warriors CEO Cameron George joins Radio Sport Breakfast to discuss Friday's blockbuster league action for the club, with the Women’s team hitting Mt Smart Stadium...
Justin Marshall: Trip down memory lane
Sky Sport commentator and former Crusaders halfback Justin Marshall joins Radio Sport Breakfast to chat about his memories of playing in Super Rugby finals, and...
Lydia Ko’s performance prior to British Women's Open
Lydia Ko’s coach, Ted Oh, discusses her game prior to the Women’s British Open beginning. LISTEN ABOVE AS TED OH SPEAKS WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST
Levi Sherwood recovering from heel injury
Kiwi motocross star Levi Sherwood joins Radio Sport Breakfast to discuss his latest heel injury, and also a study which says the ‘Shoey’ is very unhygienic and some...
Black Caps says no to T20 matches in Pakistan
New Zealand have said 'thanks, but no thanks' to Pakistan officials trying to persuade them to visit to play the T20 leg of their tour later this year. And there...
Andrew Voss: Warriors 'most disappointing performance of the year'
Fox Sports Australia NRL commentator Andrew Voss joins Radio Sport Breakfast to discuss the Warriors poor performance against the Titans last weekend, and how they...
Richie Barnett: Lack of energy and attitude in disappointing loss
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has slammed his side's woeful showing against the Titans. Kearney's men shipped 28 unanswered second-half points on the Gold Coast...
Herschel Fruean: Ranking High School rugby
Herschel Fruean, from High School Top 200.com, on his rankings of High School rugby looking ahead to the big playoff games around NZ. He also spoke of his desire...
Joseph Parker ahead of his heavyweight fight against Dillian Whyte
Joseph Parker, ahead of his heavyweight fight with Dillian Whyte on Sunday. He admits this is a must-win fight, given he is coming off a defeat vs Anthony Joshua...
Tony Kemp: Warriors a 6/10 against Storm
Former Warriors coach and Radio Sport commentator Tony Kemp joins Radio Sport Breakfast to discuss the close and controversial win for the Storm over the weekend....
Tiger Woods lights up British open
Talksport UK correspondent Russell Hargreaves joins Radio Sport Breakfast live from Carnoustie in Scotland. Hargreaves says there is a noticeable change in the air...
Dan Dibley: Sevens could be the perfect rugby format for Americans
Dan Dibley, from 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, who told the Radio Sport Breakfast there is a genuine 'buzz' of local interest in the World Sevens tournament being...
Crusaders 'under no illusions' about quarter-final challenge bought by Sharks
Bryn Hall, Crusaders halfback, talked to the Radio Sport Breakfast team ahead of their semi vs the Sharks, a team they haven't played for two years. He also spoke...
Warriors CEO: Mannering’s retirement has no bearing on re-signing Issac Luke
Warriors CEO, Cameron George spoke to Radio Sport Breakfast about Simon Mannering’s retirement. He also said the money saved on Mannering’s salary will have absolutely...
Mark Graham becomes first Kiwi inducted into NRL hall of fame
Former Kiwis captain Mark Graham has been inducted into the NRL's hall of fame. Graham is the first New Zealander to be recognised and will be formally inducted...
Warriors assistant coach hopes Mannering will stick around next season
Warriors assistant coach, Tony Iro says he expected the Warriors to perform the way they did vs the Broncos. Iro said he hopes Simon Mannering sticks around next...
Hurricanes CEO hoping for crowd of 25,000 for clash against Chiefs
Hurricanes CEO, Avan Lee told Radio Sport Breakfast the Hurricanes have sold 10,000 tickets for the home quarter final vs the Chiefs and are hoping for a crowd of...
Novak Djokovic wins his fourth Wimbledon crown
LISTEN TO GRAEME AGARS TALK WITH RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST ABOVE Novak Djokovic was disconsolate and injured when he left Wimbledon a year ago, quitting during his...
England vs Croatia semi final preview
Enda Brady is a Sky News reporter and joins Radio Sport Breakfast live from Moscow ahead of the highly anticipated semi final between England vs Croatia, to be played...
Michael Burgess: World cup semi finals preview
NZ Herald football writer Michael Burgess is in Russia covering the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and joins Radio Sport Breakfast to preview the semi finals. LISTEN ABOVE...
England "outstanding under pressure'
Russell Hargreaves, Talksport UK football commentator, joins Radio Sport Breakfast to discuss the surprising success of England at the World Cup, including their...
Tony Kemp: Warriors performance to Panthers a 2/10
Radio Sport league commentator, Tony Kemp, says he gives the Warriors a 2\10 after the thrashing by the Panthers. He doesn’t think Stephen Kearney will drop Peter...
Wimbledon day 5: Djokovic, Nadal advance
LISTEN ABOVE AS WIMBLEDON CORRESPONDENT GRAEME AGAR SPEAKS WITH THE RADIO BREAKFAST TEAM Guido Pella of Argentina came from two sets down to stun third-seeded Marin...
Radio Sport Breakfast Best Bits 5 July
Here's the best bits from Thursday's show.