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.
Everyone who spent time taking in the Super Bowl on Sunday has an opinion about what they witnessed. There are many varied thoughts about the game, the halftime show, the commercials...we're all entitled to our own opinions. That's what makes it such a grand event. Everyone gets involved, whether it's for the food, the gambling, a love of sports or just wanting to be part of one of the biggest days on the American calendar every year. That being said, here's are come of my favorite moments from Sunday...
...Jennifer Hudson's performance with the kids from the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus. It was an amazing, stirring moment and she looked as beautiful as she sounded.
...Alicia Keys national anthem. It was well done and completely respectful of the classic.
...the Dodge Ram commercial extolling the virtues and contributions of farmers. Having grown up in Canandaigua and attending college in Geneseo, I know quite a few farmers, and the spot was right on target acknowledging their benefit to America. Having the low key narration from legendary Paul Harvey added just the right touch.
...the San Francisco comeback after the lights went out. The game became boring after the record kickoff return gave Baltimore a 28-6 lead just after halftime. Then bizarrely the power went out. After a 34 minute delay (just enough time to re-stock the beer, have some chow and hit the bathroom) the game got interesting when the 49ers played their way back into it, and almost won it at the end.
Some lowlights for me:
...Beyonce's choice of clothing and facial expressions. I met her years ago when she was a sweet 19-year-old up and coming singer with Destiny's Child. She was low key, sweet and innocent, barely able to speak with people because of being so shy. That was not the same woman I saw slinking around the stage at halftime baring everything for the world to see. The ladies who I was watching with thought she looked "trampy " and were turned off. I was disappointed by the show. What happened to that sweet young star I met years ago?
... Baltimore's win. I have nothing against the team. They played well and were well coached. I just did not want to see Ray Lewis hogging the spotlight at the end of the game, trying to wrestle the microphone out of Jim Nantz's hand when it should have been Joe Flacco's moment in the spotlight as the winning quarterback. Ray Lewis made it about himself when it was a team win. That was a disapponting way to end what was a fun day.
Can't wait for the next Super Sunday in 51 weeks! Luckily Ray Lewis will be retired and not on stage.