Chris Arnold

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

Kentucky 74 v Wisconsin 73

Some Thoughts About The Greatness Of The NCAA Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – Ok, i’m officially back on board with college basketball! 1. I was pulling for UCONN and their coach former Dallas Maverick Kevin Ollie. They won! 2. Down goes Florida! […]



Chris Arnold Returns To The Final Four Stage

I’ve covered 13 NCAA Finals Fours in the past, this marks the 14th one… whew!



The Hypeman Showdown: Chris Arnold vs Chorizo

107.5 La Grande’s Chorizo joined 105.3 The Fan’s G-Bag Nation on Wednesday for an old-school Hypeman Showdown, featuring two of the metroplex’s most distinctive radio voices.



The GBag View From The Top ‘O The World

It’s a view rarely seen from the Top of the GBag Nation – the legendary 12th floor. Chris Arnold gives you a behind the scenes tour!


Starting pitcher Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the spring training game at Surprise Stadium on February 22, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Derek Holland Joins The G-Bag Nation!

Derek Holland hosted a Tweet Chat during Tuesday’s All-Star Game. He jumped on with the G-Bag Nation to discuss a variety of topics, including the Rangers, Bryce Harper’s hair, and the strides he’s made in 2013.


Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle questions a call during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center on October 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rick Carlisle Joins G-Bag Nation

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle joined G-Bag Nation on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday night to discuss a number of topics, including the upcoming NBA offseason.

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Chicago White Sox v Texas Rangers

What Will Nolan Do?

What will Nolan Do? That’s the biggest story coming out of Texas Rangers spring training this year.


Cheerleader Roundup - Week 1

All That & A Bag Of Picks: NFL Week 2

So grab a pencil or break out your smartphone or tablet ‘cause here are this week’s picks.


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Chris Arnold’s NFL Picks – Week 1

Each week I give u 10 NFL picks that I personally have ‘garuanteed’ to be correct. I do have a sparkling record. Now these picks have been marinating overnight.


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Chris Arnold’s Random Thoughts

i enjoy sharing a blog with the fan fans & the gbag nation! that said, here are my thoughts on some things going on in the social universe.


Gavin Dawson and Chris Arnold hosting the "G-Bag Nation" live from Cowboys Camp in Oxnard on 105.3 The Fan (Photo TNP, CBSDFW.COM)

The Nation Catches D.Ware On A Taco Run

Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware paid a surprise visit to the G-Bag Nation broadcast compound in Oxnard.