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.
This wknd. seems to be the time for holiday parties. With time dwindling for Christmas shopping and Hannukah winding down, here comes the wknd. to soak up the holiday cheer before the stress of last minute shopping/travelling/family arriving and the real hustle and bustle of the holidays hits next week. Here's an interesting event coming to the East End downtown Sat. night. It's SantaCon! A "convention of Santa Claus". I'm guessing the real guy is kind of busy right now but a huge collection of his surrogates dressed in Santa attire will gather Sat. night at 7p at the Liberty Pole and then head down East Ave, eventually ending up at East and Alexander amongst the barhoppers. This should be quite a holiday scene to behold. I stumbled upon a similar event in downtown Buffalo a few years ago in their equivalent to our East End on W. Chippewa St. My lasting recollection of that night was 4 "Santas" in handcuffs surrounded by the Buffalo Police Dept. after a bar brawl. So, you better watch out, you better not bend 'cuz Santa Claus is comin' to the East End!
I will partake in a slightly more subdued form of holiday fun at the MCC Sports Centre Sun. afternoon. I'll be the MC as Premier Skating Academy presents "Let it Snow" on ice to benefit Wease Cares. There will be special skating performances by the Rochester Amerks and Amerks Alumni. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk at The Sports Centre at MCC for $5. For more info contact Melissa @ PremierSkatingAcademy@gmail.com, facebook.com/premierskatingacademy or call 424.GOAL (4625). Hope Santa survives to make it to MCC and enjoy a safe holiday party wknd.