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.
Get ready for a whip-saw week of getaway action.
With winter weather at its most fickle, how do you plan for a long, fun Presidents weekend getaway?
It’s raining. And it’s not even November. So, I recall the words of Herman Melville, “Whenever it’s a damp drizzly November in my soul ……I quietly take to the ship.”
And when you visit Ireland, it seems that every local you meet there has relatives in Philadelphia.
Presidents Weekend on skis, boards and tubes is the last long mountain weekend of winter.
With Valentines Day on the near horizon, here is a pair of getaway stayover ideas for outdoor exploration, food, drink and romance.
C’mon. Do an overnighter. After all, Valentines Day comes only once a year.
They are probably called “Golden Years” because senior status often comes with deep discounts.
There are several museums in the Philadelphia-area offering a good time for adults and children.
With the winter Olympic on the near horizon even recreational skiers are getting the urge to take a racing challenge.
The moon was full and the sky was crammed with starlight. From the condo deck on a ridge overlooking Camelback Mountain there was another light source.
It’s a small town story that became as big as the mountain that towers above it.
Would you believe there’s a God of skiing? Ancient Scandinavians did. Some ski clubs today even have logos with the image of Ullr, outfitted in skis and carrying his trusty bow.
The lessons for travelers – expect the unexpected and make contingency plans.
With brutal hurricanes and storms disrupting long distance travel plans in the year past, KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports that local getaways offered smooth sailing.
For many veterans and active duty military, their first holiday away from family and friends was courtesy of Uncle Sam.
Old inner tubes have been re-purposed for everything from cushions and swings to rubber rafts for floating up a lazy river.
With snow already hammering the Pennsylvania slopes, KYW’s Jay Lloyd looks at the prospect of a new growth spurt for recreational skiing.
Shopping bags from big city stores, suburban malls and wee country shops are stuffed under restaurant tables, topped by nibbles, noshes and warming sips.
Only one ship that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor 76 years ago remains afloat today. And KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports that it’s preserved in nearby Baltimore and open to visitors.
Pennsylvania winter playgrounds are thinking snow. KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports if it doesn’t fall from the sky, man can improvise.
Let’s visit a sampling near the slopes and trails of Pennsylvania. They are year-to-year traditions that have mellowed with the test of time.
Ever crave a taste of home while traveling or want to send the taste to someone else? KYW’s Jay Lloyd says it’s easy.
In case you missed it, we’ve already had snow in the Pocono Mountains. It’s time for skiers and riders to start checking the bankroll to figure out how far the skiing and riding dollar will travel this season. There are bargains to be had. Here’s where and how to cash in.
When youngsters hit fourth and fifth grades, they’re also ready to hit the slopes – and they can do it with free season passes.
There was a time in Pennsylvania when winters were cold. Natural and man-made snow piled up on slopes and trails.
Looking for a weekend getaway to explore the trials and triumphs of America’s veterans? KYW’s Jay Lloyd has a few ideas.
You may be shocked. But, spirits, mugs, drinking songs and a bit of boisterous behavior were always part of the military experience.
Political unrest in Barcelona has area travelers wondering about their planned cruises and Catalonia destinations in and around Barcelona. KYW’s Jay Lloyd has some guidance.
Blow the bankroll on a dinner date or serve it up at home by candlelight and blow the bankroll on an after dinner club or theater tix?