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Brian Arnold was a well known radio and TV broadcaster in Vancouver through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. He had a long career as a video producer, film and television actor and was featured in such films as Excess Baggage, The Edge, Along Came a Spider, The Addams Family, The Sentinel, The X Files, Life or Something Like It and many more. He also has an ongoing voiceover and photography career. Brian's photography has been featured several times on BCTV's Weather Window as well as a three-page featurette in the June 2005 Okanagan Life magazine.
Arnold started his media career beginning in Prince George in 1970, when he landed his first air shift on CKPG. He was a very busy 22 year old producing radio spots in the morning, doing an air shift in the evening and running the TV station, PG13 a CBC affiliate at night.
Bill Phillips (of CHQM) found an opening for Brian at CHQB in Powell River, here he absolutely flourished doing middays on air as well as the positions of production manager, music director and engineer. Eventually the owner, Don Cartmell asked him to design and build a new station at The Beach Gardens Resort.
Arnold married in 1973 and by 1975 their first son Brad was born. As luck would have it he was asked to join the team at the newly formed CKNW-FM station in New Westminster called CFMI 101, where he was fortunate to host the mid-day chair for almost two decades and helped turn the station into its current incarnation, Classic Rock 101.
During Arnold's tenure at Rock 101, he began to developed a lucrative voice over career becoming one of the best known professional voices in Canada from the mid 70s to the late 90s. He haphazardly ran headlong into an acting career quite by accident and has had the honor of working on many feature films and television series shot in British Columbia.
In 1995 Arnold ventured into the video production business and started Astral Digital Video, working inside the motion picture industry. By the time he sold Astral, it had a client list of 444 of Canada's leading and most prolific actors, directors and stunt performers.