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Jay Lloyd

lloyd jay Jay LloydJay Lloyd — a voice long familiar to Newsradio listeners — provides recreation and leisure reports to Delaware Valley residents every Thursday on KYW.

Until his “retirement” in 2005, Jay was KYW’s Suburban Bureau chief since the bureau’s inception in 1972.

In 2012, Jay was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame (see related story).

Jay is an avid skier and sailor — the latter probably no surprise since much of his very early career in broadcasting took place in the Caribbean and the years before that in the US Coast Guard.

Now, KYW is delighted to be able to bring you Jay Lloyd’s “Getaway” reports, in which he reveals some of the special destinations he was discovered during his extensive travels.

Jay lives with his wife and daughter in Montgomery County.

Steel Museum Locomotive (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Countryside Meets Industry In Chester County

American steel production is still alive in nearby Coatesville.

08/27/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Escape To Gettysburg On Papal Weekend

As prices head upward at some of the most popular papal weekend getaway destinations, perhaps looking westward is a good option.

08/20/2015

Fitzwater Station Canal  (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Unforgettable Deck Bars On The Water

Summer getaways capped off with a water view at a lively deck bar leave indelible memories.

08/13/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Hershey A Sweet Option For Papal Weekend Getaway

Nostalgia is the key in Hershey, Pennsylvania. And it’s within two hours of home.

08/06/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Crab Feast Getaway

KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports that a crab feast getaway is pricier than ever.

07/30/2015

Roosevelt home. (Photo courtesy: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Hyde Park, New York

Without doubt, the dominant power couple of the 20th century was Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. KYW’s Jay Lloyd enjoyed a getaway that offered memories of the times and an introduction to an iconic family.

07/23/2015

Area pleasure boating. (Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Distress Or Not Distress

As new summer pleasure boaters take to the busy area waterways, there’s often confusion about when an unplanned situation is an emergency or merely an annoyance.

07/16/2015

(Student chefs at the Culinary Institute of America.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Scrumptious Visit to That Other C.I.A.

Ever wonder who trains the world’s most amazing chefs? For many the answer is the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, NY.

07/09/2015

(Fort Ticonderoga was built to guard the strategically important dot of land between Lake George and Lake Champlain, in New England.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Imagine a land so rugged and breathtakingly majestic that, even today, the waterways provide the clearest path through the dense forest.

07/02/2015

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Upper Vermont’s Lake Champlain Region

Getaways can be relaxing and recharging. Here’s an ideal spot for one.

06/25/2015

(The beach at Caneel Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Caribbean in the Off Season

There’s a magnetic lure to the Caribbean: lazy days, perhaps sailing over coral waters under a blue sky. Or maybe zoning out at a beach bar. In summer, the prices plunge.

06/18/2015

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Tall Ships 2015: The Small Ships

Several small ships will be on hand for the Tall Ships Festival in Philadelphia.

06/11/2015

(credit: Randall Scott)

Tall Ships 2015: Pride of Baltimore And Lynx

Pride of Baltimore and Lynx will be among the ships at the Tall Ships Festival in Philadelphia.

06/11/2015

(Mary Lloyd, perusing maps in preparation for a well-planned getaway.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Appreciating Paper Maps and Charts

Remember, savvy travelers do not live by GPS alone!

06/11/2015

377485 01: The Picton Castle from Avatia, Raratonga sails into Chicago's Navy Pier August 31, 2000 as she participates in a "Parade of Sail," kicking off a Labor Day weekend event titled "AT&T Tall Ships Chicago." The Picton Castle, built in 1928 is dedicated to sailing around the world and delivers much needed supplies and trade goods to remote tropical islands during its voyages. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Tall Ships 2015: Picton Castle

The Picton Castle is one of the ships that will be on hand at the Tall Ships Festival.

06/10/2015

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