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.
I've often written about my love and respect for the military. It comes from growing up with a father who served in the United States Marines Corps, an honorable group founded in 1775. If the Marines didn't save my dad when he was shot in battle in the Pacific, obviously I would not be here to write this now, or to BS my way through the day on the radio everyday. When you see a vet, please say a simple thank you. And tell him or her about a terrific event coming up Sat. at the R. Thomas Flynn Center at MCC. It's the Monroe Co. Veterans Benefits Fair, open to all former members of the military. There are many benefits and programs available free of charge to veterans from our area. Many of these heroes may not even be aware of the services that are out there for them, provided by Monroe Co. The Fair runs 9a-4p Sat. at MCC. God bless all who have served our country so honorably and God bless all of our troops.