Jay 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.
Some have been preserved and can be found within a day or weekend getaway from home.
Ski resorts are no longer just playgrounds for snow seekers. The slopes have some summertime surprises.
Looking for a getaway packed with scenic beauty, history and relaxation. KYW’s Jay Lloyd suggests a weekend in the Hudson River Valley.
You may have heard that your first flying getaway next year could leave you stranded at the airport.
Looking for a day-trip family getaway, close to home? A pair of babies are capturing attention at Norristown’s Elmwood Park Zoo.
A dramatically visual global sports event is set to launch next month within two hours flying time of Philadelphia.
With the opening of Philadelphia’s heralded Museum of the American Revolution, KYW’s Jay Lloyd recalls summer getaways to pivotal Revolutionary War landmarks.
If you carry stress into getaways that are supposed to be relievers, KYW’s Jay Lloyd suggests going back in time – before devices and apps.
Pennsylvania mountain resorts are switching seasons.
This Saturday crab season opens on the nearby Chesapeake Bay.
This year’s late winter storm offered a perfect example of how the fickle nature of Mother Nature can impact planned getaways.
If you’re planning to spend the weekend in New York for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, KYW’s Jay Lloyd suggests a visit to some Irish Heritage sites while you’re there.
KYW’s Jay Lloyd had a chat with his daughter, Kathryn, who just returned from Havana.
People from other places are in the news. KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports we meet each other through getaway music and food.
The snow-covered slopes and trails are beckoning. Don’t worry about not skiing or riding. The faithful rubber tube rides to the rescue.
Action on the ski slopes doesn’t end when the sun goes down. KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports many skiers and riders come alive after dark.
Once upon a time, rainy weather could wreck a winter mountain getaway. KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports that times have changed.
Another New York legend vanishes, and KYW’s Jay Lloyd looks at what remains of Grandma’s Big Apple haunts.
Last week KYW’s Jay Lloyd explained the skill needed to charter a boat in the warm waters of the Caribbean. Now he unveils an ideal destination.
As a winter chill settles over home, Caribbean and Mediterranean waters beckon.
Cold weather and snow in the mountains of Pennsylvania have launched a dynamite start to the ski and snowboard season.
It was a rainy day for a New York Getaway, but KYW’s Jay Lloyd found fun, art, and liquid refreshment.
This years has produced some unique getaway opportunities and challenges. Some of the vacation trends could continue and grow into the New Year.
As hordes of area travelers get ready to hit the roads and flight paths for Christmas and New Year getaways, here are some common-sense tips to secure the home front.
Record numbers of drivers have been on the roads during recent holiday getaways. This Christmas in not likely to be an exception, but there are some hassle reducing routes.
Away from home during the holidays can produce a bout of loneliness, even if surrounded by shipmates. That’s why some South Jersey folks offer the gift of “home.”
Thanksgiving weekend offered a bonus to skiers and snowboarders in the nearby Pocono Mountains. It raises hope for things to come.
Then just think snow…
Thinking about a move to Canada?
The nation celebrates Veterans Day on Friday. KYW’s Jay Lloyd offers an annual reminder of weekend getaway spots where America’s military history is on display.