Radio Sport

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Radio Sport
Broadcast area New Zealand
Frequency 729AM Whangarei
1332AM Auckland
792AM Central Waikato
1521AM Bay of Plenty
1350AM Rotorua
107.7FM Taupo
774AM Taranaki
1125AM Hawke's Bay
1062AM Wanganui
1089AM Manawatu
91.9FM Masterton
1377AM Kapiti Coast
1503AM Wellington
98.5FM Blenheim
549AM Nelson
89.9FM Greymouth
1503AM Canterbury
702AM Ashburton
1494AM Timaru
693AM Otago
558AM Southland
Format News, sports talk, sports commentary
Owner The Radio Network

Radio Sport is a New Zealand sports radio network and the talkback sister network of Newstalk ZB. It has commentary rights for most cricket matches, international and domestic rugby union games, NRL rugby league games, trans-Tasman basketball and New Zealand tennis tournaments. The network also updates developments at golfing events, bowls tournaments and other sporting events. At other times Radio Sport plays talkback and hourly news and sports updates.

Radio Sport is targeted at male sports fans. Programming includes breakfast announcers Mark Richardson, and afternoon host Kent Johns, drive time host D'Arcy Waldegrave and weekend and night time hosts Lee Radovanovich, Mark Watson, Clint Brown, Murray Deaker, Matt Brown and Kevin Hart. Most programming is broadcast live from the Radio Sport studio on the corner of Cook and Nelson Streets in Auckland City.

As Newstalk ZB's sister network, Radio Sport provides all sports news coverage for the Newstalk ZB news service carried by Newstalk ZB, Classic Hits FM, ZMFM, Radio Rhema, Radio Hauraki, Southern Star, Coast and Life FM. Between 19:00 and 20:00 weekdays and between 12:00 and 18:00 weekends and public holidays Radio Sport simulcasts Newstalk ZB sports programming from Murray Deaker and Willy Losé, unless the network is taking live commentary from a sporting event.

Radio Sport Network Lineup[edit]

The station line up is:

Breakfast Monday - Friday 6am - 9am

The Crowd Goes Wild Breakfast with Mark Richardson and Andrew Mulligan. News and Sport Every 30 minutes

Mornings Monday - Friday 9am - 12pm

The Devlin Radio Show (DRS) with Martin Devlin

Lunchtime Monday - Friday 12pm - 1pm

The Farming Show with Jamie MacKay (Nationwide But Auckland and Wellington via Radio Sports AM frequencies only)

Afternoons Monday - Friday 12pm - 4pm

The Sports Vox with Kent Johns (12PM-1PM hour only broadcast in Auckland and Wellington via FM Frequency's)

Drive Monday - Friday 4pm - 7pm

The Sauce With D'Arcy Waldegrave and Goran Paladin

Evenings Monday - Friday 7pm - 8pm

Sportstalk with Tony Veitch and Mark Watson (Simulcast with Newstalk ZB)

Nights Monday - Friday 8pm - 12am

The Night Train with Mark Watson

Saturday Breakfast Saturdays 6am-9am

The Hashbrown Breakfast with Matt Brown

Saturday Morning Saturdays 9am-12pm

The Cauldron With Mark Watson

Saturday Afternoon Saturdays 12pm-6pm

Veitch on Sport (Simulcast from Newstalk ZB). (Radio Sport Dunedin present a local breakout with Otago Scoreboard during the Winter Sport Season between 2pm - 5pm Hosted by Craig Cumming and Tom Mackay)

Saturday Nights Saturdays 6pm-12am

Live sports commentaries with the Radio Sport commentary team

Sunday Breakfast Sundays 6am-8am

The Country Sport Breakfast with Kevin Hart

Sunday Morning Sundays 9am-10am

The Sports Power Hour with Tony Veitch

Sunday Afternoon Sunday 12pm-6pm

Veitch on Sport (Simulcast from Newstalk ZB)

Sunday Evening Sundays 6pm-8pm

NRL Live courtest of ABC Grandstand

Sunday Night Sundays 8pm - 12am

The Sunday Roast with Clint Brown.

Overnights Monday - Sunday 12am - 6am

Fox Sports Radio simulcast or Talksport simulcast during the English Premier League season.


Radio Sport consists of nationally broadcast domestic and international sports programming. Local opt-outs are limited to ad breaks and a choice between Kent Johns and The Farming Show at 12:00.

Radio Sport also provides a sports-based news service, produced in house, and updated at regular intervals .


Radio Sport's programming is led by its breakfast programme. Until July 17, 2008 the programme was presented by ONE News sports presenter Tony Veitch, but Veitch resigned from his roles with Radio Sport and ONE News after allegations that Veitch assaulted his girlfriend in 2006. Veitch confessed on July 8, 2008 that such allegations were true, at a press conference and resigned on July 17. The vacancy was filled by former drive-time presenter D'arcy Waldegrave, with former New Zealand cricketer Mark Richardson as his co-host. Richardson is now the host of the Breakfast show with Andrew Mulligan joining him in late 2013 to host the Crown Goes Wild Breakfast.


The 9-12 slot was filled by veteran sports broadcaster Brendan Telfer until 2013. From 2014 experienced sport broadcaster Martin Devlin took over the slot after being shifted from sister station Radio Hauraki. The show features regular correspondents, interviews and talkback.


The afternoon talkback programme between Midday and 3pm on the station is hosted by Kent Johns. Between 12-1, the show only airs on the Auckland and Wellington FM frequencies, due to other frequencies including Radio Sports Auckland and Wellington AM frequencies airing the rural The Farming Show. After 1pm though, the show airs nationwide. The show primarily features calls from its listeners and predicts the weekend's sports on Friday afternoons.

Drive Show[edit]

D'Arcy Waldegrave and Goran Paladin host the drive programme The Sauce between 4pm-7pm. The show features regular guests, interviews and sums up the days top sporting stories.


At 7pm, Radio Sport simulcasts Newstalk ZB's sports talkback programme. Hosted by Tony Vietch and Mark Watson


Mark Watson continues from 8pm to host The Night Train. Talkback is the main feature of the evening programme. Previously the slot was hosted by various radio sport hosts.


Overnight, Radio Sport airs FOX Sports Radio from America, through a live internet feed.


Weekends are dominated by live commentaries, punctuated by shows with Veitch, Brown and Watson.


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