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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.

(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.

3 hours ago

(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

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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

(credit: Randall Scott)

Tall Ships 2015: A.J. Meerwald

A.J. Meerwald is one of the ships that will be on hand at the Tall Ships Festival.

06/10/2015

(The flag of the City of Philadelphia flies from the rigging of the "Gazela."  Credit: John McDevitt)

Tall Ships 2015: Gazela

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

06/10/2015

The Galeon Andalucia, a 17th century replica of the galleon, sits anchored at the international port of Manila on October 6, 2010. The Galeon Andalucia arrived here from the World Expo in Shanghai as part of the first international Dia del Galeon (Day of the Galleon) Festival 2010  which the Philippines is hosting. The festival is a simultaneous celebration with the participation of Mexico and Madrid.   AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Tall Ships 2015: El Galeon

El Galeon will be on hand for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware.

06/09/2015

(credit: Randall Scott)

Tall Ships 2015: Oliver Hazard Perry

The Oliver Hazard Perry will be on hand for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware.

06/09/2015

Portuguese sailing ship "Sagres" sailing off the Uruguayan coast with course set to Montevideo, during the Velas Sudamerica 2010 regatta, March 1, 2010.   AFP PHOTO/RICARDO FIGUEREDO VELAS 2010 (Photo credit should read RICARDO FIGUEREDO/AFP/Getty Images)

Tall Ships 2015: Sagres

Sagres will be on hand for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware.

06/09/2015

MIAMI - JULY 27:  The Coast Guard Barque Eagle, the only square-rigged sailing vessel presently active in the U.S. fleet, arrives July 27, 2007 in Miami, Florida. The 295-foot, three-masted sailing-vessel is operated and maintained by 76 Coast Guard officers, enlisted and auxiliary crewmembers. The crew guides Coast Guard Academy Cadets through a  underway work and training schedule to teach them seamanship.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tall Ships 2015: Barque Eagle

The Barque Eagle will be on hand for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware.

06/09/2015

The French frigate Hermione sits at the dock in the Yorktown City Harbor, Virginia, after her arrival on June 5, 2015. The replica of the French navy frigate Hermione which brought General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting Britain in the US war of independence, arrived in the United States again, 235 years after the original crossing. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tall Ships 2015: The Hermione

The Hermione will be on hand for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware.

06/09/2015

(Many Cape May, NJ motels and restaurants deal with seasonal work needs by hiring temporary employees who are visiting from overseas.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Students’ Summer Job Migration

Have you noticed how many of those smiling servers at dockside restaurants in South Jersey have interesting foreign accents?

06/04/2015

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