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.
Wed. night Kodak announced publicly an agreement with a retirees group. Of course the former iconic company did it at night through the media, not personally by communication to retirees. Another nice touch and sign of respect to hard workers who dedicated their lives to the company. Kodak will end retiree benefits by the end of the year, including medical, dental and life insurance payments. The company will pay a lump sum of $7.5 million to the retirees group with a possible additional payment of of over $200 million IF the company survives. What are the odds that money will ever be seen? I'm not great at math but $7.5 million divided by 56,000 retirees doesn't seem to be a huge thank you for years of serving George Eastman's once legendary company. I have many friends who once worked at Kodak and were proud to be part of the giant American institution. I'm sure they will love the quote from CEO Antonio Perez regarding the decision to end retiree benefits: "Today's agreement is a decisive accomplishment toward one of our fundamental objectives in our restructuring". "Accomplishment"? That's a great word when describing how dedicated employees have been screwed again. And if the "fundamental objective" is to ruin a once iconic company, congratulations Mr. Perez....you've done it again! Again I ask, how does Antonio Perez STILL have a job on State St.??????????