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!



Family Fun In New Bern!

It’s always fun taking the kids to Kidsville in New Bern! Enjoyed the sunshine outdoors this afternoon and got a bit of exercise. Kidsville has been a tradition in New Bern since 1994. The unique wooden playground was an entertaining and creative outlet for thousands of children over the years. After 24 years of service,…

Be Kind Initiative

V103.3’s Be Kind Initiative – L.A.M.B.’s Place

It certainly was a pleasure to meet with Lauren Anvelone in Greenville this past Monday morning because she was so excited with what she had to share with V103.3’s Be Kind Initiative. She is the founder of L.A.M.B.’s Place, which supports young men and women who are aging out of the foster care system. She…

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V103.3’s Be Kind Initiative – The Kelly Children’s Home

V103.3 Be Kind Intiative – The Kelly Children’s Home July 10, 2020 My first couple journeys for the Be Kind Initiative have taken me to places which exist at certain addresses at certain locations – a home, per say, for the non-profit organizations and their daily activities. This week’s adventure took me to a city…

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V103.3 Be Kind Initiative – RCS

My adventure this week with the V103.3 Be Nice Initiative took me to Religious Community Services – RCS – in New Bern, a place I thought I would recognize since my last visit approximately one and a half years ago. Since then the premises have undergone major renovations and appear much more accommodating. I was…


V103.3 Be Kind Initiative Kickoff!

This week marks the beginning of the “V103.3 Be Kind Initiative”, the goal of which will focus on non-profit organizations across ENC so you can learn of the great things they do in your community and how you may be able to reach out to help! My first visit was to the Food Bank of…