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.

(Photo by Anna Schmidt, provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Weddings Afloat

If you’re thinking of tying the knot and are looking for a memorable, small-scale ceremony, how about a nautical nuptials?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Gettysburg, 150 Years After Lincoln Assassination

As we mark 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, we note that a getaway to nearby Gettysburg is a rewarding way to reflect on both the man and his turbulent times.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(A BUSHEL AND A PITCHER.  Enjoying local blue-claw crabs at a Chesapeake area dockside restaurant.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Ready For Springtime Crabbing?

Maryland crabbing season began April 1st! Why not catch yourself a dozen or two?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(The elegant Princess Hotel, in Hamilton.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Recalling The Golden Age of Travel to Bermuda

With the spring cruise season on the horizon, we recall an age gone by, of elegant travel and legendary ocean liners.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(HARD AT WORK.     Jay Lloyd, scouting for bargains at a beach bar in the British Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Springtime Bargain Shopping

(Jay Lloyd is hard at work here, scouting for bargains in Cuban cigars and rum from the British Virgin Islands.)

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Sam Katz, left, and a colleague on stage at IRTE.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Live Improv in New York City

Two tickets to a Broadway show can break the bank. But how about live improv, off Broadway?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(As the weather moderates, an outdoor lunch at the base of the slope is not out of the question.  Jack Frost file photo by Dave Figenshu)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Spring Skiing in the Poconos

So, what is this thing called “spring skiing”?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

Teen getaway at Blue Mountain. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Child’s First Ski Getaway Alone

Many parents dread their child’s first ski getaway without mom or dad.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(The ice pack extends from bank to bank along the Delaware River, underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Frozen Rivers Putting Some Travel On Ice

Ice jammed rivers and bays have impacted freighters and tankers, but getaway seekers have also been feeling the effects.

02/26/2015

(Harrisburg, seen from across the frozen Susquehanna River in Lemoyne, Pa.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Enjoying the Harrisburg, Pa., Area

Pennsylvania’s state capitol isn’t just for politics. There’s some fun and a fine seafood lunch to be had.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Main Street, in New Hope.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Winter Weekend in New Hope, Pa.

It’s a lively spot for a wintertime getaway.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Nearby Romantic Valentine Hideaway

If you’re itching for a romantic Valentine’s hideaway in a Pocono setting, but away from the ski resort energy, than consider Milford, Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River.

02/05/2015

(CN Tower, in Toronto, provides fine dining combined with breathtaking views.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: An Inexpensive Run To Toronto

What’s there in winter, you ask? Lots to do and see!

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Quick Trip Back 100 Years

The preservation of a major American institution in a Berks County town celebrated a half-century last week.

01/22/2015

(Villas at Fernwood Resort.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Not Too Late For a Long Skiing Weekend

For a nearby, last-minute weekend getaway with winter activities, there’s space still available at many destinations in the Pocono Mountains.

01/15/2015

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