Chris Arnold Joins 105.3 The Fan: Toldja Ya Nevuh Know

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While I was sad to see my old partner Newy Scruggs leave 105.3 The Fan last week, I'm thrilled to have another familiar voice on board.

Back in April 2010 -- in the wake of Chris Arnold's departure from K104 -- I wrote that radio was volatile and that you never know who might show up where.

Case in point: Arnold is back, hosting a Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. show on 105.3 The Fan.

"I really wanted to get back on the radio and back into sports talk," says Arnold, who for years has also served as the Mavericks' on-court emcee at American Airlines Center. "And it's kind of cool that my comeback is happening with the Mavs' comeback. This is going to be exciting."

While I welcome Chris with giddy, open arms and bid a sentimental farewell to my first full-time radio partner, I am a little bit troubled by this:

With Newy gone, our town's three sports talk stations are now void of a black anchor voice.

I know Donovan Lewis is the third banana on 1310 AM KTCK The Ticket's BaD Radio and Nate Newton gets an hour a day with Chuck Cooperstein on 103.3 FM ESPN, but ... doesn't this feel out of whack?




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Maryfair
Maryfair

Hated the 'jumping the sinking ship" this morning.  Pathetic... hate Shan and  RJ show.

Coachlowe
Coachlowe

Can't we just like Chris Arnold because we like Chris Arnold.  Why do people like you ALWAYS have to put race into it.  There's a new term for people like you who always bring race into conversations.  It's called a "Racer".  Please stop being a Racer!

Dap the Nub's brother
Dap the Nub's brother

Boy, I tell you what. People love "last suppers". And if you like "last suppers" then this is the show for you.

Jackbrewsbeer
Jackbrewsbeer

So other than dissing Donnie Do (15 hours a week plus Mavs and Cowboys postgames) and Nate (5 hours a week, Ben and Skin apperances, and Cowboys pre and postgames) ignoring JJT (Sunday am) , and forgetting that Freddy Coleman is on ESPN's night and weekend coverage about 14-20 hours a week, what was your point about black sports anchor voices?

Comment Observationalist
Comment Observationalist

I am going to to regret this but I got to say all the people that post comments to this are 'effing douchers. you make no sense to any one but yourselves... but that's so obviously the only thing any one of you gives anything about. way to be classy

John
John

I listened to Chris Arnold for about 3 minutes and I was ready to stab myself in the ears with a fork. It's the worst sports radio I've ever heard.

Kergie 1
Kergie 1

Oh shit, the Rangers and Redsox records are NEARLY the same! WHAT, what? What happened to 120-42; hmmmmm? You redNecked freaks! I still stand by Redsox as World Champs......and Rangers (hahhhahhhahha!), third place in the west.

What? Where is Carl Crawford? Well Carl is here (like Derek Harper).

YazLarry Birdand hundreds of other Boston LEGENDS (like Kerg's)

AND, the greatest sportsman EVEr-Bobby Orr!

BOBBY ORR.

Mishon
Mishon

10 - 2 on a Saturday? What a slap in the face to this radio legend. He gets 4 hours on the weekend when noone is listening to sports radio and that douche Shariff who hasn't earned shit gets 4.5 hours every morning. Gilbert, you really dont know what the fuck you are doing.

Nochance
Nochance

Errr, Isn't Chris Arnold black? Epic Fail.

failed
failed

whoever writes the spots for your station needs to be replaced. its simply not working. "we're on this like that"its redundant, unoriginal and not funny.

Ranman
Ranman

What happen to Newey? Does anyone know the answer?

natrone kergo III
natrone kergo III

BTW, adding Chris Arnold to that pile of dung only makes it a bigger pile of dung! Newy's gone. Jag's is gone. Poor Bruce Gilbert! I tell you what, I'll do a show and give you the discounted rate of $100,000 per year. Deal? We'll call it Kerg's in the morning. Hey, I'll even bring a stupid dry erase board as a prop. Then to copy the Hardlines trifecta talk, I won't do "dead and gone", but a segment called "dead people". I can start ASAP. Thanks in advance Mr. Gilbert.

Juggernaut
Juggernaut

so CA is replacing Lex & Terry's weekend show?

its just a matter of time until he replaces either the morning or afternoon drive shows.

natrone kergo III
natrone kergo III

Ya’ll just thought you were rid of me-but, NOPE! BTW, since I don’t post as Kergo anymore, the Kergo of the past two weeks are “fake kergo’s”. Much to my chagrin (and yers also, I’m sure), they still exist. But just remember one thing. LEGEND. Best Of Post: from August 2010-· Dear Rw,How come you only post pics of ragged old whores? I saw these two out at party cove last week guzzlin' Mojito's and showing the cans to everyone who'll look. Hmmmm,big deal! Dear Gentleman,Want to see these two? Go to any lake in North Texas, find the ciggy smoke and the deep haggie voice. Throw down some coke and cheap liquor-and voila', they are yours!Sure, the t's are nice to look at, but, when she winds up and she's laughing and cacklin', and she needs you to jeopardize your life to get more beer.....then you start thinking you'd be better off plugging you ears and wishing you'd gone fishing instead. A nice meal that I created this weekend:Oven Roasted Petite Sirloin w/Cracked Pepper and Garlic (cook medium rare)Plum BBQ Sauce (corn syrup, tom sauce, vinegar, Tabasco, garlic, brown sugar, etc.)Tuscan Caesar Salad w/Roma Tomatoes, Homemade Croutons and Roasted Bacon BitsNew Potato Salad w/Diced Ham and Sautéed Veggies in a Horseradish Crème Dressing Goes well with:-Shiner 101-1800 Gold Remember –LEGEND! Ps-Did you all enjoy the official d.bag holiday, Cinco de Mayo? The freakin’ tollway was packed with 20 somethin’s with barbed wire tat’s and shit headed moxy! 30 thousand dollar millionaire’s rock! Sitting on Patio’s in the blazing ass sun rocks! Working as a waiter for 10 years rocks! Kergie Out.

MoronDog
MoronDog

Seriously, whats next for 105.3? Are they going to pair Expo and Jimmy Christopher on Sunday mid-days? They could call the show "Hangin Around Dallas A Little Bit".

Jess
Jess

At least he's good looking...the Fan's lineup is full of dogs with faces for radio...that includes Jasmine.

Cowboy Fan
Cowboy Fan

Question of the week, do you listen to Saturday sport talk?

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

I would like a staright up trade: Chris Arnold, for my name sake, The Spairest of spare's, Bob Sturm. Sturm is always standing ready to throw out a Favre comparison. The M'fer used a Favre comparison during a Stars post game show. During Friday's Seal talk, Sturm said "dude" every other question to the guest. My bookie had the over under of Sturm saying dude for the segment set at 8, I took the under and lost my ass. At least Sturm would have a place to spread his own bandwagoning faults, soccer.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

SCORE!BAD radio is talking about your article now! Good job RW edit: They read it on Barry Horn, which almost sounded identical to yours...I don't do the paywall, anyone verify?F Dallasnews.com

MoronDog
MoronDog

This move alone could vault 105.3 from 25th to 23rd!!!!!! In other words, who cares?5,4,3,2, and your done.

therrick
therrick

A Saturday show? Give the man a daily gig geez.

Kergo
Kergo

I still have yet to see a successful soul patch. Not even Tony Almeida could pull it off successfully.

Kergerator out!

Movie Watching is a sport
Movie Watching is a sport

Oh hell yeah I will give it a listen. If the Orphanage starts talking about some gay ass Brit music I could not care less about, headed right on over. Damn sure will give him some time after the spares take over at noon.

Greggo is back on drugs
Greggo is back on drugs

doesn't this feel out of whack?

It should, it made no sense to fire the host of the highest rated show on the station, all the while continuing to pad and promote the lowest rated show on the station. Your show. How many days will Greggo miss this week because he's "sick" or "mixed up his meds"?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Used to love listening to Chris back in the day..I know Cobra thanks him for getting him started out in wacky way with which he was used for his next decade at the station. Remember folks, you can't win if you don't play!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

"With Newy gone, our town's three sports talk shows are now void of a black anchor voice."

Wow, no kidding. We might also want to check on how many hispanic, indian, and vietnamese anchor voices that aren't on the air.Word vomit.

Oh, 2 thumbs up on Chris Arnold. I'd take that trade straight up Chris for Newy.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

congrats chris, it wont be long before you will have a weekday show. The Fan is always changing lineups, just ask Newy, he'll tell youm they dont stick with something long enough to make it work

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

If you dont know what anyone here is talking about, then you obviously dont listen to DFW sports radio, have you ever even lived here. Here is an observation for you, everyone here, including the author and editor of this article know what we are talking about, so get your effing shine boxbox

MoronDog
MoronDog

Yeah well double dumbass on you.

Chickenpants
Chickenpants

- 1800 Gold is the preferred drink of yankee queers who where cowboy boots over the pants and too-small cowboy hats with a string that goes around their chin and string ties.

Zack Fitzhugh
Zack Fitzhugh

Good grief. Reading kergo posts and his fake names like Randy43CraigRanch is such a kick in the nuts. I try to skip his rants but they seem to be getting longer. Cut that shit out, please!!!

Jack Tripper
Jack Tripper

Reading Kergo 'best ofs' is worse than watching reruns of 'The Ropers'.

Randy43CraigRanch
Randy43CraigRanch

More Kergo Logic, less crappy points you folks have "borrowed" from Norm and Grandpa Urine.

Dear Person Who Formally Posted As Kergo, I read:____

Pitchfork hellA rambling expose of prose and death sciences________Are you still working on this book? I remember you posting contents about a year ago.

Cubicle
Cubicle

a format flip is on the horizon

Txtowman
Txtowman

you need a white voice to tell the truth dumd as

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Just wait for the switch: 105.3 Telelamundo esSporrrrrrtttttaassss, The GOALLLLLLLL! now with the Hambonita and Senora Whitt, buenos tardes puetos.

ajLsl
ajLsl

Shit man I have about 400 pages worth of stuff, so Norf Texas, get ready! I'm also introducing a new character called "Chester the Overt Metrosexual" who likes:

-dining at trendys spots, like mmmmm, a wine bar-eating on tiny plates, and sharing with my tapas with my indie hipster buds-wearing pointy cowboy boots, designer jeans and tight shirts-being "cooler" than you and hanging out at West Village

I'm building a new shed to house that character, and another new charachter called:

Lenny, the Crack addict.

Viola, an American Dream.

warshington
warshington

and not as good as "Sanford and Son", but better than "Mama's Family".

Kerg up?

natrone kergo III
natrone kergo III

Dear Randy, I am no longer working on "Pitchfork Hell"....I decided it was too dark for the Kerganator. I have been working on something called "Helldiggy Fire"-stay tuned.

Kerg's is Now out!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

lol, yeah we all know within the next couple of years that will happen unless there's a Ticket exodus. At least the Fan is covering their EEO by having 3 women on the air.

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