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.
Wanna bet on the next Pope? Why not? The world loves to gamble and the Catholic Church will be gambling on their next leader. Here are the candidates and their odds:
(5-1) Angelo Bagnasco
, 70, Italy - Bagnasco is the archbishop of Genoa. He became a target of threats from gay-rights activists after he condemned same-sex unions in 2007.
(4-1) Tarciso Bertone
, 79, Italy – Italian prelate and Vatican diplomat. Currently serves as Cardinal Secretary of State and Camerlengo
LATIN AMERICA (41 percent of world's Catholic population)
(14-1) Leonardo Sandri
, 69, Argentina - Sandri was the chief of staff at the Vatican for seven years until 2007. He currently heads the Vatican's department for eastern churches. (20-1) Odilo Pedro Scherer, 63, Brazil - Scherer is the archbishop of Sao Paolo, Brazil, the largest diocese in the largest Catholic country. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2007.
(20-1) Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga
, 71, Honduras - He is the current Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, President of Caritas Internationalis and was President of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) from 1995 to 1999.
NORTH AMERICA (7 percent of world's Catholic population)
(6-1) Marc Ouellet
, 68, Canada - Ouellet is the head of the Congregation for Bishops at the Vatican. In 2011, he was quoted as saying that becoming a pope "would be a nightmare."
(20-1) Timothy Dolan
, 62, United States - Dolan is the American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, and the current archbishop of New York. In 2012, TIME magazine named Dolan one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."
AFRICA (15 percent of world's Catholic population)
(5-2) Peter Turkson
, 64, Ghana - Turkson is the head of Vatican's Justice and Peace council. Last year, he caused an uproar at the Vatican by screening a YouTube video that made predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.
(20-1) Francis Arinze
, 81, Nigeria - He is the current Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni (succeeding Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI)
ASIA (12 percent of world's Catholic population)
(33-1) Luis Tagle
, 55, Philippines - Tagle is the archbishop