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.
At this time of the year, it's easy to get overloaded with the holiday rush ready to kick in. Over 40 million Americans plan to travel 50 or more miles beginning Wed. for the Thanksgiving wknd. While it's an exciting time, we must also remember that many will not be home for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends. With that in mind, I recommend the 1st Annual Toast to the Troops Wed. at the Main St. Armory. Local vendors will take part in tastings from 4p-8p followed by live music from 8p-2a from the Good Rats, The Sound Remains the Same and Dave McGrath. Craft beer, wine and chocolate tasting is priced at $30, plus an extra $15 for VIP food pairing courses. If you just want to take in the tunes, tickets are $10 at the door. It's all part of the CDS Monarch Warrior salute benefit. God bless our troops during this holiday season and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!