Let's face it: There's never been anything fair about broadcasting. Some guys -- no matter how talented or hard working they are -- can't catch a break. Others -- no matter how badly or how often they bomb -- just keep getting hired again and again. (Insert the personality of your choice here.)
Today's sterling example of the latter is Bill Gamble, a veteran radio programmer and consultant who's called the shots at six Chicago radio stations in the 30 years I've known him. He's nothing if not a survivor. Gamble's most recent gig, as program director of CBS Radio country WUSN-FM (99.5) and adult contemporary WCFS-FM (105.9), lasted eight months until he was fired earlier this year. And now he's back.