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.
With all the shootings in our city over the last week or so, including 4 to start this week, the RPD is meeting tonight in the city with concerned citizens. Rochester's Chief of Police James Sheppard and Rochester Mayor Tom Richards will be answering questions Tuesday night as part of their "Chief on the Street" initiative.
On Tuesday night, Chief Sheppard and Mayor Richards will be in the southwest neighborhood at the corner of Sherwood Avenue and Chili Avenue. He will answer questions about surveillance cameras, questions about patrols and about dealing with drug dealers in their neighborhoods.
"Chief on the Street" will start at 6:00p.m. Tuesday.