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.
I went to an emotional, touching service Mon. night at Roberts Wesleyan College. Officer Sung "Sonny" Chung passed away from injuries from a tragic accident on June 2 on W. Ridge Rd. as he was struck while walking on a sidewalk. Sonny, as he was known to all who were lucky to know him, was born in Korea, raised in New York City and eventually moved to Rochester when he joined the Rochester Police Dept. He was well liked and respected as "a cop's cop" as be became the first Korean officer in Monroe Co. law enforcement history. He transferred to the Gates Police Dept. in 1996 and enjoyed a fine career until he suffered injuries in 2002 in a serious accident in his police cruiser while responding to a burglary in progress call. Just surviving the accident was a miracle, as was his recovery which was no doubt aided by his strong faith in God. He eventually retired from the Gates PD in 2006 before tragedy struck again on June 2nd in a freak accident. The driver of the vehicle who hit Sonny is presumed to have had suffered a medical condition before losing control on W. Ridge in Greece. Sonny was truly in the wrong spot at the exact wrong time and did not survive this time. His memory was cherished and honored Mon. night with touching eulogies from his friend Shawn Singh, RPD Officer Dan Nowack and Gates PD Officer Lance Duffy. It was a truly touching service, filled with tears and some laughs to ease the pain. The Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes and Drums unit performed and hundreds of fellow cops filled the auditorium. I was truly taken by the show of support that Sonny's fellow law enforcement pros showed in his honor. Becoming a cop is truly joining a brotherhood and they all are there for you in good times and bad. I hope that support provided some solice and support for Sonny's wife Kara and sons Jason and Elliott. God bless them and Sonny's memory. His smile and spirit is truly missed. God bless all of our troops in uniform.