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.
We all have had disagreements in our families. I grew up with 4 older siblings who were strong minded and didn't always agree on things. Every family has conflicts. But how can a person take their family issues out on innocent little kids? How can someone be so evil to destroy lives so randomly? How do parents cope with the thought that sending their child to a supposed safe environment can end in tragedy? Who is ever prepared for such horror? Why? There are endless questions concerning what happened Friday morning in Newtown CT. I certainly am not smart enough to even begin to answer the unanswerable. My girlfriend asked me last night "how can anyone do something like this?" We will never know how a demented mind can walk into a building of hope and learning and destroy innocent lives inside. All I can say is hold those you love tight, enjoy every moment with them, don't take anything for granted and pray for the best. I don't have kids and wouldn't even know how to express my feelings and thoughts to them, how to answer their questions, calm their fears and tell them everything will be ok. But unfortunately in America we have far too much experience in dealing with national sorrow. When the President of the United States is standing at a podium wiping tears from his eyes, you know something horrific has happened to our fellow citizens. Life will go on, the holidays will arrive all to soon and certainly we will deal with tragedy again. For now, all I can express is hope and gratitude for those who put themselves in harms way everyday: our first responders who run into unsafe buildings and areas to help when needed, to protect and serve without fear. God bless the families dealing with unspeakable sorrow in CT and bless our cops and troops.