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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.

The Brooklyn Bridge and New York City skyline. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fee Frustration

By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In case you haven’t noticed, hotels and restaurants have been taking a page out of the airlines’ playbook and are tacking on fees for what used to be free [...]

09/11/2014

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York’s South Street Seaport

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, New York’s popular South Street Seaport is still recovering. But it’s really worth a getaway visit.

09/04/2014

(Bicycles along the Schuylkill River Canal.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Nearby Schuylkill River Trail

Want to avoid traffic and crowds this holiday weekend, but still get into the great outdoors? Here’s an ideal getaway just minutes from home.

08/28/2014

The iconic Katz's sign. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: History And Luxury Meet On NYC’s Ludlow Street

As you enter Ludlow Street from Houston on the storied Lower East Side, you’ll spot a sign as familiar to New Yorkers as the Statue of Liberty. It’s Katz’s Delicatessen, the granddaddy of Jewish delis in America.

08/21/2014

(The US State Department urges Americans visiting Egypt to be aware of political unrest.  File photo by Andrea Berman)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Travel Warnings for Americans

The height of the summertime getaway season is here, so it’s time to revisit a valuable Internet resource created to help travelers stay safe.

08/14/2014

(The beach party and dinghy race is part of the "Rock Hall Pirates and Wenches Weekend."  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Annual Pirates’ Weekend on the Chesapeake

This weekend, the pirates of the Chesapeake will be swarming ashore at the nearby port of Rock Hall, Maryland.

08/07/2014

(The view of Niagara Falls from a room in the Marriott Fallsview hotel.  Photo provided by niagarafallsmariott.com)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The View’s The Thing

A room with a view can dramatically enhance a summer getaway splurge. Here are some ideas on where to look.

07/31/2014

Niagara Fallsview Hotels (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Room With A View

A much sought after summer getaway splurge is the room with a view.

07/31/2014

(THE GETAWAY THAT WAS NOT TO BE.  KYW's Jay Lloyd provides a photo of what he's rather be doing than visiting a hospital emergency room.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Preparing For The Unplanned Accident

It was to be four great days of sailing the Chesapeake. Instead, I found myself riding a gurney to a date with an emergency room nurse.

07/24/2014

(Dave, a friend of Jay Lloyd's mother, lounging at front right with his unit behind the lines in France, 1918.  Juliet Shubert collection)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Trip Back in History

If you have a family connection to World War I and are vacationing in Paris this summer, may I suggest a stop at the French Museum of the Army.

07/17/2014

(Kayaking on the Schuylkil Canal, near Phoenixville.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Paddling Along the Schuylkill Canal

Want a day away from the heat, on the water, in a pristine setting, with family and friends?

07/10/2014

(A police marine unit patrolling.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Boating Safety Reminders

Here are my annual boating getaway tips.

07/03/2014

(Bushkill Falls, in Bushkill, Pa., a short drive from the town of Milford.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Town of Milford, Pennsylvania

It’s not easy to find a summer getaway spot in the Pocono Mountains that doesn’t ring with the enthusiastic sound of children. But recently, we discovered one.

06/26/2014

(Mohonk Mountain House, located in New Paltz, NY.  Photo by Jim Smith Photography, used with permission of Mohonk Mountain House)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Mohonk Mountain House

Imagine a 19th-century resort that keeps pace with 21st-century lifestyles and tastes. It’s here, nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.

06/19/2014

TAKE THE BACK ROADS:  It may be more miles, but you might enjoy the view and save lots of time avoiding traffic jams.   File photo of Chester County by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Getaway Routes

The recent closing of the Interstate 495 bridge and the resultant overload on I-95 have frustrated the summer crowd heading for popular destinations on the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware seashore. Here are alternatives.

06/12/2014

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