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.
Time to impress your co-workers or family? Break this knowledge out on them today, Flag Day. June 14th has enormous, profound meaning in American history. On this date in 1775 the Continental Army, the forerunner to our US Army was founded. Two years later in 1777 the Continental Congress adopted the Stars & Stripes as our national flag. And in 1954 the words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance. So any way you look at it, today is a big day in America! I hope some history teacher somewhere taught their kids (the "leaders of tomorrow") this stuff just like I was taught growing up in Canandaigua. Everyday I end my show with the words God bless our troops. Today I think of all who have served in the Army and those who sacrificed for our flag. God bless them all.