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.
He served in the Persian Gulf as a decorated United States Marine. He responded and served during the 9/11 horror at the World Trade Center site. He was trained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He was a member of the New York State Police (NYSP) for 17 years. Wednesday he died doing a job he loved.
44-year-old Ross Riley died while training at Letchworth State Park as a member of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) for the State Police. I have many friends who are members of the NYSP who now mourn the loss of a comrade. I know this affects them deeply and I feel for them. In fact, law enforcement is a wide ranging family who has lost a brother, people who leave their home in the morning to serve and protect, all while knowing they may never return to that home. Sadly this came true for the Riley family Wednesday. By all accounts Trooper Ross Riley was a good man, dedicated to the job he performed so well, the country he loved and served with honor and distinction, and a young family at the home he will never enter again.
All cops and first responders feel this loss, none more that Trooper Riley's wife Heidi who is also a State Trooper based in Olean. She now is also sadly a widow, a mother left to explain the loss of a dad to her three daughters ages 10, 8 and 3. God bless them and the memory of US Marine and NY State Trooper Ross M. Riley.
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The ladies love Elvio Fernandez who has led one of Rochester's favorite party bands Uncle Plum over the years. The always personable Elvio has finally got his big break as he's been touring with Daughtry. Watch for Elvio behind Chris Daughtry in a live performance Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. They perform Daughtry's new tune "Waiting For Superman", which is not a bad tune for Elvio to jam to. Watch below!
Want to alert you to a couple of great fundraisers as the holidays kick into high gear. We start Friday night at the Riverside Convention Center with the annual Skycoasters Turkey Bash. This year we honor and benefit Rochester city and county firefighters. There's lots of great tunes to boogie to, free food, lots of good looking people and we encourage everybody to wear white to get into the holiday spirit. Prizes will be awarded for creative white outfits. Tickets at Wegmans, here on our site and at the door.
Monday night there's a cigar smoker to benefit the Irondequoit Community Cupboard as they gear up for the holiday rush with plenty of mouths to feed. Here's the sccop:
25th 2013 - 6:30 PM
– 1300 Empire Blvd
2 Hours Open Bar 3 Fine Cigars
Shrimp Appetizer USDA Choice
Strip Steak Dinner
Live Band Raffles,
Auctions, Giveaways !
Smoker Hotline -
to Benefit The Irondequoit Community Cupboard