I've only been in radio for 16 months, but there's one word that keeps flowing from my lips when people ask me how I like the industry:
day there's a lineup shuffle
or personnel switcheroo
at some Dallas station. Over the weekend was no different, as legendary broadcaster Chris Arnold
was let go by K104.
Not to make him feel too old, but I sorta grew up with CA since he arrived here in 1980.
I remember him as reporter for Channel 8. As the sports voice on K104. As the on-court emcee at Dallas Mavericks games. As the host of the biggest, baddest birthday bashes in town. And, yes, as one of the first hosts at 1310 AM The Ticket.
During his show - which ran from '95-99 - he started with Prince's 17 Days, came up with memorable phrases like "Movie watching is a sport", "Everyone loves lists" and "You never know." And, of course, Arnold's original sidekick was none other than Corby Davidson.
In recent years K104's morning show has shed itself of Skip Murphy, Nanette Lee, Sam Putney and now Arnold. Chris is one of the happiest dudes on this planet. Never seems to be down in the dumps.
I have no doubt he'll land on his feet.
And in this business, that's a required skill.