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.
This is a story of contradiction and contrast in life. On one side, people who really care. The other: selfish peeps who couldn't care less about others. Let's begin with the good: volunteers who come to your aid in a time of need. Around 5am Tues. 10 fire companies in Livingston Co. battled a 3 alarm fire at The Barn Restaurant in York. There was heavy damage to the building but luckily no one was injured, largely in part due to the efforts of the firefighters who rushed to the scene in the middle of the night. And these people all volunteer their time to help others, no matter what time of day and what risk might be involved. On the other side we have three punks who vandalized and destroyed property at the girl scout Camp Piperwood on Turk Hill Rd. in Perinton Mon. afternoon. Arrested were Vincent Brien, 18 of Fairport assisted by 18-year-old Michael Duell and very mature 19-year-old Justin Gibson both of Honeyoe Falls. They smashed doors and windows, stole a John Deere ATV and blew up some property at the camp. If you're a parent who has ever had to beg your co-workers to buy girl scout cookies to help defray costs for a nice camping experience for the girls, how does this make you feel? Probably the complete opposite of the folks in York who were thankful volunteers were there during their helpless time. If the 3 punks named above are convicted, not only should they have to do time in jail, but also as volunteers to teach them right from wrong. Volunteers are the backbone of so many small towns and fire/ambulance units in small communities that they need to be recognized for their value to us. God bless them for their service and efforts. As for the 3 hoodlums, shame, shame, shame boys.