The Mayor Pete Kennedy
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Born in Canandaigua NY, Pete Kennedy grew up the youngest of 5 Irish kids. His dad "Ham" was elected as Mayor of the city of Canandaigua and served 14 years while his youngest son Pete stole the title "Mayor". Ham earned the title and Pete pilfered it.
Pete helped a bunch of his buds at St. Marys School to found an actual radio station that played music over the PA system during lunch. Many of the nuns were less than impressed by the musical selections this young mob played over WSMR. Later, "Mayor" also served as captain of his beloved Canandaigua Academy football team the Braves.
After successfully graduating from SUNY Geneseo where he spent many hours "studying" humanity while DJing and bartending at the world famous Inn Between, he headed to the bright lights of the big city of Rochester NY where he's been rockin' Rochester radio waves for 25 years, now crankin' great tunes on 100.5 the Drive.
When not heckling callers and having fun with them on air, he's actively out working' the streets at various community and charitable events. Last year alone he was involved in over 120 events and has plans for many more in 2012.
The weather seems to have cooperated perfectly to set up this weekend's start for outdoor fun and hockey at Frontier Field. The Frozen Frontier Festival kicks off Fri. night as the Rochester Americans skate outside vs. the Lake Erie Monsters at 7:05. So many people will be at the game that only standing room only tickets remain. This starts up 10 days of winter fun at the downtown stadium where we normally cheer on the Red Wings in much warmer weather.
RTS is offering fans rides to the Frozen Frontier for $1. Here are routes that have been added to the regular RTS Frontier Field buses:
--route 20 from Brockport
--route 3 from Lyell Ave.
--route 1 from Lake Ave.
--route 10 from Dewey Ave.
--route 14 from Ridge Rd.
--route 15 from Latta Rd.
--route 96 from Hilton and Hamlin
Lot parking at Frontier will be tight so it's much easier to take the direct bus ride. Buses will drop off fans next to the stadium and return from that location, all for just a buck a ride. More details at www.rgrta.com.
There will be hockey action outside all wknd., including the Buffalo Sabres alumni taking on the Amerks alumni Sun. at 5pm. Hockey, hockey, hockey!
Apologies if you saw me in my little elf costume at the Mistletoe Show Sunday night. Sometimes you take one for the team and look like a fool in front of thousands of people! What a night though....
Join me this Saturday night at the Holiday Spectacle of Lights at Camp Eastman in Irondequoit. Plenty of lights and family fun to lift you into the Christmas spirit. Here's some houses that have already lit up the holidays. Enjoy the tour HERE....
The story of the "fake" interpreter for the deaf at the Nelson Mandela memorial service keeps getting more bizarre! Now we have learned that the "interpreter" has been hospitalized in the past in a mental hospital!
Thamsanqa Jantjile, now infamous worldwide because of his lack of deaf interpretation skills at the memorial, claims he was hallucinating while on stage. In an interview with the Johannesburg Star newspaper he said "I was alone in a very dangerous situation". How dangerous can it be when there are 70 heads of state with security details at the service, including the President of the United States who was standing three feet away from him with plenty of armed Secret Service agents not far from there?
The man who has sparked worldwide outrage in the deaf community goes on to say that while on stage he was "hearing voices in his head" (ironic for a man interpreting for the deaf) and he "saw visions of angels". Wow! This dude was hosting quite the party in his noggin while the world was mourning.
And how much money did Thamsanqa Jantjile pocket while gaining worldwide infamy? The equivlant of $85 in American dollars! That's how much the South African government was willing to pony up to honor the founder of their modern day land? $85? That's all Nelson Mandela was worth?
Think about that when you pay $85 or more for a Christmas gift this week. Or fill your gas tank, or spend $85 at Tops or Wegmans prepping for the Christmas party or meal you're hosting. And a valuable lesson that the So. African government learned: you get what you pay for. And it's better to give than receive during the holidays!