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.
A horrible accident early this morning at the 590-390 split in Brighton triggered a tragic memory for me. 38-year-old Mario Carlenius was traveling the wrong way at 1:46am on route 590 when 911 contacted State Police, who valiantly were trying to get him off the highway. The wrong way driver hit a car driven by 20-year-old Stanislov Dutchak of Hilton at the interchange of 590 and 390. Both drivers are in critical condition. Imagine being the cops who witnessed this carnage while trying to save lives. This ironically happens as we approach the seventh anniversary this Monday Dec. 3rd of the exact same thing that happened to a very good friend of mine named Galen Herren. Galen was a Monroe Co. Sheriffs Deputy who was heading to work when he heard over his police radio of a wrong way driver on route 590 in Brighton. As Galen was responding to the area to find the driver, he was hit by the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on 590 at the Monroe Ave. overpass near Mario's Restaurant in Brighton. Galen did not survive but turned out to be a hero. Following behind Galen's car was a mini-van with a family of four inside. If Galen had not taken the brunt of the collision, most likely the van would have been hit and a family destroyed. Galen died a hero doing the job he always wanted to do. I miss him to this day and will think of him all weekend as we approach the seventh anniversay of his heroic effort. God bless Galen's memory and his family in Canandaigua.