REED Kennedy sang in the Cornell University glee club. Since he preferred singing to anything else, he considered himself unfortunate in inheriting two coal companies in Pittsburgh. For seven years he sat behind the president's desk and sold coal, all the while frequently thinking back to the days when he sang over radio with a college trio. When his two brothers grew old enough to handle the coal business, Kennedy started humbly over KDKA in Pittsburgh, sang in a church choir.
Now he is heard with the Pittsburgh Symphonies over the Columbia network and his baritone voice is offered to housewives three times weekly on a morning program. Once a youthful president of corporations, Reed Kennedy is just beginning to talk about success.