Hey, Rockport residents.  Wondering what’s happening in your town.  Have any questions you’d like answered about the new library uber-push, fiber optic for all, why your taxes are so low, the roads or anything Rockport?  We’ll have the man with the answers.  On Wednesday, January 13, 2015, on The Chris Wolf Show, our guest will be Rick Bates, Town Manager of Rockport, Maine.

If you have any questions or comments on the day of broadcast, call between 8 and 9 a.m., 207-594-0013, or email Chris Wolf before or during the show at TheChrisWolfShow@gmail.com.  If you request it during the call, you don’t have to be on the air and your name will not be used.

Rick, started his municipal career in 1977 as Raymond NH’s first Parks and Recreation Director and developed the Department into an award winning organization and a model for small town Recreation in NH.  A winner of the Recreation Director of the year award, he was appointed Raymond’s Town Manager, a position he held until he retired in 2007.

During his short-lived retirement, he worked for Municipal Resources,  a municipal consulting company, during which time, he provided long-term interim management services for the towns of Milton, NH and Sabattus, Maine as well as organizational analysis of many Police, Fire, Recreation and Public Works Departments.

Being a failure at retirement, he accepted the job of Rockport’s Town Manager in June of 2013, a position he says he wakes up every morning feeling blessed to be in such a fun job, working with such great people, in such a cool community.

He is an avid sailor and lives with his wife Robin in Camden and can often be found sailing their Schooner Appledore (the first one) in Penobscot Bay or on their mooring in Perry Creek on Vinalhaven.

The show will be broadcast on WRFR Community Radio, Channel 7 Time Warner Maine Coast TV, and streamed live on www.mainecoast.tv/streaming, 8:00-9:00 a.m. EST.

VIDEO: To watch the show live, go to www.MaineCoast.tv/streaming or watch later on Channel 7. Maine Coast TV is located on Time Warner Channel 7 on converter boxes and set top boxes and on Channel 121-7 on digital TVs without set top boxes. The broadcast is available to all Time Warner subscribers in Knox County, Maine, including the islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven. And the recorded show will be available afterwards on www.MaineCoast.tv web site.

AUDIO: To listen to the show, WRFR 99.3 FM Camden or 93.3 FM Rockland, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows with news from PenBayPilot.com. Or, stream the audio live WRFR.org or TuneIn.com at http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Free-Rockland-933-s14055/ or on the TuneIn app or your iPhone or Android.

The Chris Wolf Show is a joint project of PenBay Pilot, WRFR FM Community Radio and Maine Coast TV Community Television.