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|Broadcast area||New Zealand|
792AM Central Waikato
1521AM Bay of Plenty
1125AM Hawke's Bay
1377AM Kapiti Coast
|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, Morning Sport announcer Brendan Telfer 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
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|
|Sunday Night||Sundays 8pm - 12am||
The Sunday Roast with Clint Brown.
|Overnights||Monday - Sunday 12am - 6am|
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.
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.