He began his career in Las Vegas, Nevada with the Sports Entertainment Network (SEN), which is now Yahoo! Sports Radio. After one year with SEN, Spanier moved to Phoenix, Arizona to do radio. After two years in Phoenix, Spanier moved back to the network side of radio, this time with One on One Sports, which is now Sporting NRadio. After four years with One on One Sports, Spanier spent three years in Los Angeles, California, two years in Atlanta, Georgia as the morning drive co-host on WCNN, and then back to Sporting News Radio.
His nickname is the "Stinkin' Genius" and is well known for his gravelly voice, yelling and love of the Mets and University of Arizona. He also loves Arbys and Steak and Shake. Arnie and his wife Beth once appeared on an episode of The Newlywed Game during the mid-1990s.
On May 4, 2009, he started a weekday morning talk show at KDUS in Phoenix, from 7 to 10 A.M. local time.
Spanier is now in Burlington, Vermont.
Week of August 13–17, 2012 worked at TSN1050 Radio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since then, he has become the host of Inside the Lines on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto which is broadcast over the TSN and Team Radio Networks across Canada on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM.
Currently working at Fox Sports Radio on weekends.
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