Shawn Arnell Signs Off KARN

About six months after Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editor and sportswriter Wally Hall quit his sports radio show, his co-host Shawn Arnell also jumped ship. Arnell went off the air Dec. 14.

The “Shawn & Wally Show” aired on KARN-AM, 920, and KARN-FM, 102.9, of Little Rock, and on the statewide Arkansas Radio Network. The show ran 5½ years.

Currently, Grant Merrill is hosting an interim show while KARN considers what to do next, Arnell said.

Arnell announced in 2011 that he was having health problems, but last week he said his brain condition is under control and had nothing to do with his leaving radio. He has no immediate career plans.

“It was my decision,” Arnell said. “Nothing bad happened. It was just time to go.”