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.
Heard alot in the media locally about the dog who was shot on Whitney Rd. when the Monroe Co. Sheriffs Dept. responded to a complaint last week. Pit bull owners are a fiercely loyal group who think their dogs are targeted. I love dogs and was raised with many who lived in my life and I feel for the pooch who died and the family who lost their beloved pet. But I can't really fathom that cops would go and "target" a dog to just randomly kill. One of the deputies involved was recently honored for saving a woman's life, so would it make sense that he would then go and kill a dog on purpose? Sheriff Pat O'Flynn himself is a dog lover who is on the board for an animal rights group. I know his team will do a full investigation and urge those who are so emotionally involved in this case to let things calm down and let the facts come out. Those who protested outside the Sheriffs Office Tues. have every right to do so, but some of the louder protesters looked foolish, especially the one carrying s stick with a toy dog attached who had a noose around its neck. The "gentleman" who was carrying this rude display said on News 10 that it was because "cops are killers and this has to stop". What an educated man. And for the people who have gone on line and allegedly put a $1000 bounty out to kill the deputies who shot the dog, well, they're insane and should be arrested. No one has the right to threaten or encourage others to kill a uniformed officer. Let cooler heads prevail and the Sheriff do his investigation.