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.
LA! Los Angeles would not be a bad place to be this weekend, right? While we are surrounded by the beautiful snow, all the stars from the music world will be on scene in Tinsletown Sun. night for the awarding of the Grammys on CBS at 8p. Keep an eye for they way they dress. CBS executives issued a controversial memo on Wed. with "requests" and instructions (some say orders) on how to properly dress for the broadcast. They basically asked the performers and stars to dress down and show less cleavage than past. I guess CBS is still a bit sensitive after what happened during Janet Jackson's haltime "wardrobe malfunction" years ago at the Super Bowl. But the music world does not take kindly to being told what to do, yet alone how to dress. It should create an interesting situation. Rockers and rappers love to rebel!
Also keep an eye for some cool performances on the 3 hour braodcast, which recently has been more about the music than the actual awarding of trophies. Nothing wrong with that. Some of the notable perfomers include Alicia Keys, The Black Keys (no relation), The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, Mumford and Sons, a duet featuring 21-year-old nominee Ed Sheeran and Elton John (hope that EJ doesn't drool), and one I'm really looking forward to: Bruno Mars teaming up with Sting and Rhianna with a tribute to Bob Marley. Members of his family are expected to join the grouping. It may turn out to be the highlight of the night, unless one of the rockers drops a top or trou to show the world what they think of CBS's executives. LL Cool J is the host and Taylor Swift opens the Grammys at 8 Sun. night. Let the music flow....