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Born in Canandaigua NY, Pete Kennedy grew up the youngest of 5 Irish kids of Marian and T. Hamilton Kennedy. 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 back on the air in his native Canandaigua on 102.3 Sunny FM.
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.
While we take time on this holiday weekend to salute the good people: our fallen heroes, veterans and current members of our beloved military, let's not forget there are dirtballs amongst us who are selfish. Here is a prime example from my hometown, courtesy of 13WHAM News.
Canandaigua, Ontario County - A Canandaigua man is facing charges, after police say he stole a jar filled with donations for charity.
Timothy Morgan, 32, is accused of breaking into Patty's Place on S. Main St. Thursday night and taking hundreds of dollars in donations intended for the Serenity House.
He was arrested a short time later at his house.
Morgan is charged with third degree burglary and is being held in the Ontario Co. Jail.
Mayor's thoughts: I personally know Patty Hotchkiss, the wonderful owner of Patty's Place who works tirelessly year round to benefit others who need our help. Anyone who would break in to Patty's Place and rip off cash intended for others needs to spend a long weekend in jail. Congrats to Chief Jon Welch and his hard working team at the Canandaigua PD for bringing this loser to justice. God bless our troops!
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