Jeff Hackett

Jeff Hackett

My second run at V103.3 began just as Hurricane Florence hit Eastern North Carolina. The radio station was destroyed by flood waters and needed to be resurrected from scratch. It hasn’t been fun-and-games; nobody got off easy from the storm. It’s been a work in progress and a challenge for us all to rise from the ashes to rebuild our homes and our state.

Thank you for continuing to listen and support local radio. This whole experience has been the most on-edge of my radio career thus far, not only as a radio announcer but also as a citizen. Despite its challenges, it also has its rewards. In my few months back on V103.3, it’s been a pleasure to help over the airwaves as well as step out to assist into our communities. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn and to grow and to do so as a member of V103.3!

 

Life Is Rough.

Life Is Rough.

At the house from which I recently moved, there were two incredibly large pine trees in the side yard. In autumn, each tree rained pine cones. Each pine cone I had to pick up to dispose – one year I removed over 8,000 off the lawn. Yep, I counted. Boring thing to do but must…

20th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

20th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Last Saturday I attended the 20th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony hosted by New Bern Fireman’s Museum. It began at 8:47 a.m., the same time twenty years ago when NYPD and FDNY forces dispatched units to the World Trade Center, while Port Authority Police Department offiers on site began immediate evacuation of the North Tower. The…

I Should Make Commercials

I Should Make Commercials

I know I’m not the only one who had started singing a certain song when I saw this pizza box: “I got me a Chrysler, it seats about twentySo hurry up and bring your jukebox money!Everybody’s movin’, everybody’s groovin’ babyFunky little shackFunky little shack” Don’t tell me you didn’t see it – I mean, his…

Religious Community Services

Religious Community Services

I recently volunteered for Religious Community Service’s weekly program which assists the needy in rural areas of ENC. Operation Outpost helps those who are hungry in parts of Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties. Food boxes are filled on Tuesdays and distributed on Wednesdays.This fairly new program began in March at RCS. If you need information…

Don’t Know What You Got

Don’t Know What You Got

Don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Sad, but true. In our case, we don’t have any twist ties. Yep, those bendy little wires you find at the end of a loaf of bread or tying up a trash bag. Or for tying up anything else, for that matter. Can’t count the number of…

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