Chris Arnold has been a radio/tv favorite in the Dallas /Ft. Worth area for years. But his broadcasting career actually began in Memphis, Tennessee.
At the age of 14, Chris hit the airwaves at WLOK radio and hasn’t stopped since. He continued working in radio and television while earning a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma .
After he graduated he was hired at K104 radio as sports director. He was heard every morning at first with Tom Joyner, then as part of the legendary “Skip Murphy And Company Show”.
The show dominated the DFW market for 12 years and at one point was number one for six consecutive years. That’s 36 consecutive ratings periods.
“SMAC” won numerous national and local radio awards from all of the major media including Billboard Magazine’s major market morning show of the year.
In the world of sports talk radio, Chris remains a popular fixture co-hosting “The GBag Nation” with Gavin Dawson and Mike Bacsik on CBS radio KRLD FM “The Fan” weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Chris also hosted his own highly rated sports talk show from 1995-1999 on Sports Radio 1310 “The Ticket”. DFW sports radio listeners still quote lines made famous by his show, such as, “gotcha down.”,“movie watching is a sport.” and “people do love lists”
Since 1996, Chris has been an integral part of the NBA’s World Champion Dallas Mavericks broadcast team, serving as the Mavs game night Emcee. Prior to becoming the first ever emcee in the NBA he worked as court-side reporter on the Mavericks television broadcasts. In addition to his Mavericks correspondence, his television experience included working as a sports reporter at WFAA TV in Dallas .Chris’ work garnered a regional sports Emmy.
Prior to WFAA, he wrote, produced, and hosted “On The Beam” a syndicated African American entertainment television show that was seen by more than 20 million households in 46 cities across the US, Japan, the Caribbean, and in 17 countries in Africa.
Chris has covered every major sporting event the world has to offer: 25 Super Bowls, 21 NBA Finals, 2 Olympics, 13 Final Fours, 8 World Series, 26 Championship Boxing Title Fights, 25 NBA All Star Games, 8 Baseball All Star Games, 5 Pro Bowls, 15 College Football Bowl Games and even the World Cup.
Chris is also a very popular speaker, host and emcee. He’s spoken at major corporate seminars, civic groups, schools, charities, churches, sports banquets, golf tournaments, and more. From hosting events to providing career guidance to our youth, he truly enjoys reaching out and changing lives.
You can follow Chris on twitter @MrChrisArnold
The Fan’s Chris Arnold talks about the time he had a moment with comedian Dave Chappelle.
Chris recounts the numerous times he’s run into… and after… Beyonce, from her time as an unknown vocalist in Destiny’s Child to mega stardom.
Chris remembers a frantic phone call he received at 1am: A Dallas Cowboys player’s wife had gone missing, and one member of New Edition had everything to do with it…
Chris Arnold caused Verne J Troyer (aka Mini Me) to completely LOSE IT, and once made a hilarious mistake on live television when introducing Chuck Norris.
What is First Take’s Stephen A. Smith like in real life? Is he really as loud and animated off air as he is on television, or is Stephen just a mastermind who’s successfully trolling us all?
What’s the song that Chris has heard the most in his lifetime? The National Anthem. Chris remembers some of the standout performances over the years. Some good and some Carl Lewis.
Have you ever heard of ‘Club 58’ in Denver? It’s rumored to be one of the hottest places to hang out in the ‘mile high’ city.
The Super Bowl comes only one a year…and for those who wait a lifetime to go, you may be priced out of the game.
It’s Monday morning and the G-Bag Nation pushes on from Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard!
Chris Arnold checks in from the beach in Oxnard, just outside the Miller Lite Beach House!
We take you inside the Rudder Room, the coolest little hole in the wall beach bar in Oxnard.
Chris Arnold recaps the G-Bag Nation’s first day on-air in Oxnard.