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
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.
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.
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware paid a surprise visit to the G-Bag Nation broadcast compound in Oxnard.
D-Will is officially gone – he decided to stay with the Nets for a boatload of money, so now it’s time to buy into the Mavericks Championship Blueprint.
Josh Hamilton will be on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which means it’s time to dig deep into history to discover: Is the SI cover jinx real?