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Monty Betham Joins Livesport’s Breakfast of Champions

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Friday 21 February, 2014

MONTY BETHAM JOINS LIVESPORT’S BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Monty Betham is joining cricketing legend-turned-commentator Ian “Smithy” Smith and popular broadcaster (and sports fanatic) Nathan Rarere on LiveSPORT’s Breakfast of Champions, 6-10amweekdays. The new hosting combination kicks off on Monday 24 February.

Programme Director Scott Walker says: “Monty brings a wealth of ‘been there, done that’ experience that fits perfectly with the Breakfast of Champions ethos.

“With the addition of Monty to an already strong team, we’re well placed to continue building the station audience which is currently enjoying its highest listenership since the LiveSPORT brand was launched.”

Monty Betham says: “I’m really excited about joining the Breakfast of Champions team. Ian Smith is someone I have admired for a long time and I have been listening to Nathan for about a decade – he’s one of the best show pilots in the country.

“The other attraction was working with the BoC’s Executive Producer John Matheson. He wrote my book a few years ago so there’s a real trust there. As far as I am concerned the calibre of guests combined with the talent in the studio is a recipe for success and I want to be a part of that.”

Monty Betham is best known as former NRL and Super League player who captained both the NZ Warriors and Wakefield Wildcats. He represented both Samoa and New Zealand in rugby league, and followed in his father’s footsteps as a professional boxer, fighting as a cruiserweight division before retiring with an undefeated record. A black belt in karate, he won a bronze medal at the Junior World Championships.

Co-host Nathan Rarare says: "It's brilliant to have the Captain joining us - I’m totally looking forward to it. Not only does working with Monty give us another Kiwi legend on the show, it also gives me a chance to brush up on my excuses as to why I can't go to the gym with him."

LiveSPORT and Radio Trackside is New Zealand’s newest and largest Sport Radio Network broadcasting on 33 Frequencies across New Zealand, featuring leading broadcasters and sports professionals including Ian Smith, Grant Nisbett, Richard Loe, Nathan Rarere, Jeff Wilson, Wynton Rufer, Noah Hickey and Mark Stafford.

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