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.
The nominees for the Academy Awards (known to we peions as The Oscars) were announced at 8:40am. Fairport's Philip Seymour Hoffman has once again been nominated, this time for his role in The Master as he is a contender in the Best Supporting Actor category. Good ol' Phil has become a regular at the Oscars and he deserves the recognition. I met him once randomly in a hotel lobby in Santa Monica CA. Weird that I've never seen him in his hometown here but run into him near the beach 3000 miles away. He seemed like a nice enough guy, although we were both deep into our cocktails at the time and he may have been acting!
The nominees for Best Picture are: Armour, Argo, Beasts of The Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.
The Academy Awards will be handed out Feb. 24 on ABC. Start planning your red carpet outfit now.