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.
Fathers are always taking the heat. How many times have you or your dad heard: "got any extra cash pop?" "Can I borrow the car daddy?" "I won't be out late, I promise dad!" C'mon, we've all said some or all of those words at one time or another. So, this weekend, let it be about your dad. I wish I could share it with my father, the real Mayor T. Hamilton Kennedy. He was the greatest influence in my world. He was a man's man, a hard working Marine, a master politician, a superb speaker, excellent father and role model. I really wish he was still here with us so I could share beautiful weekends like this with him. So, please do me a favor and let your pop do what he wants this weekend, for one time in the year. Here's some ideas for him:
>> If he is a thrill seeker, take him to Niagara Falls (or a local watering hole) to watch Nik Wallenda attempt to walk over the falls on a tightrope. That man is crazy and it will prove to you how sane your dad is. Wallenda is scheduled to take the walk (and possible plunge) around 10:20 Fri. night.
>> If your dad is like mine, he enjoys a nice cold one. So splurge and buy him a $40 ticket to let him quench his thrist with a large assortment of craft beers at the Rochester Real Beer Expo on Gregory St. in the South Wedge Sat. from 6p-10p. Raise a toast to the guy who has been paying your bill$ all these years.
>> If he's a fan of 80s big hair bands, take him to the opening weekend of Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, the world's biggest rockstar. It will remind your pop of rockin' out to Bret Michaels and Poison in the glory whorey 80s.
>> If pop is into cars or cycles, take the sweet ride to Canandaigua for the Father's Day Car and Motorcycle Cruise at Sonnenberg Gardens on Howell St. Sun. from 12p-4p.
>> Or if he just wants to chill and veg out, let him watch the US Open golf tourney on NBC this weekend. Or let him hit one of the many outstanding golf courses around the area. Give him a tab at the 19th Hole and he'll forgive you for all the headaches you gave him over the years.
>> God bless my dad Ham upstairs still shaking his head at me thinking "when is he gonna get a REAL job"? God bless his memory, all dads and our troops.