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've started the big lead up to the big game. I can't legally write the name of that game or the mighty NFL will have their lawyers sick me. It's amazing how the NFL relies on the media to help build the hype but then clamps down on the actual name of the event. Anywho, we will be over loaded with stories about the players, their parents, spouses and families...the two Harbaugh brothers who are coaching in the game and their father who was a coach....how many chips and wings will be consumed....which commercial will be judged most creative and fun...blah, blah, blah. One story I refuse to take part in is the hype about this being the final game for Baltimore player Ray Lewis as he gets ready for retirement. I am not a fan of Mr. Lewis. It has nothing to do with his skill level. By all accounts, he is one of the best to ever play his position of linebacker. I look at him as a guy who got away with a crime. He was charged in connection with the death of two men during the wknd. of the big game in Atlanta when the men died on Jan. 31, 2000. He copped a plea agreement with the prosecutors to testify against some members of the entourage who were riding with him in Mr. Lewis's limo after a fight and stabbing took place. When Mr. Lewis testified under oath, he allegedly could not remember details about the incident and who was involved, even though he was there during it. Also, the white suit he was wearing was never found after the incident, even though witnesses reported seeing him entering the limo in a blood stained suit. Lewis was found guilty of obstruction of justice, received a sentence of one year probation and was fined $250,000 by the NFL. He returned from his dealings with the criminal court system after finding the Lord. I hold nothing against people who are religious. After all, I did attend catholic school and was an altar boy growing up. I don't enjoy when people preach to me publicly but allow them the right to observe their faith. One thing that I don't agree with is if you are going to mouth the words to the national anthem when cameras are fixated on your face, please at least get the words correct. In Mr. Lewis's last game, that was not the case when he was shown during the anthem on TV in front of millions. I hope he gets the words right when we see him again before the big game Sunday. Go 49ers. I hope they give Mr. Lewis a proper send off.