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.
At midnight, the U.S. federal government shutdown. Our "genius" representatives in Congress act like a bunch of little kids fighting over toys at the playground. They all deserve a spanking (not the kind that former Congressman Anthony Weiner likes). But what does the governmental shutdown really mean to you and me? We're both at work, kids are at school, cops and soldiers are still protecting us, the post office is open and most real people go about our everyday lives. The power is still on, your computer and radio are still working and the sky is blue today. The sky is not falling , like some in Washington would want us to believe. I love when politicians create crisis, just so they can make the other side look bad. They all end up looking like spoiled brats. Here's an idea...let's kick the bums out! Fire 'em all since they can't do their job. Have you noticed that Congress will still get paid while regular everyday federal workers who have been furloughed don't? But I'm sure that those workers caught up in this little spat will get back pay when they do return to their mundane jobs, which means they will have received time off and still get paid. Nice life, huh? So, if you are one of the unfortunate federal employees caught up in this mess, enjoy your time off and hopefully it all gets sorted out quickly. As for the rest of us, we go on with our normal lives while Washington burns again. I hope no gas is being wasted on the Presidential bus while this nonsense plays out.