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.
For a nearby, last-minute weekend getaway with winter activities, there’s space still available at many destinations in the Pocono Mountains.
Togetherness getaways can be overhyped, which is why a winter odyssey with family or friends where everyone does their own thing may be a good suggestion.
Here are some of the highs and lows.
Yes, you will fall. Even advanced skiers and riders do. Learning how to fall is the key to fun on the mountain.
If New York City is a mecca for area Christmas shoppers and tree-gazers, it’s also a getaway destination for Hanukah celebrations.
You’ve probably heard that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his City Council to ban those iconic horse-drawn carriages so familiar to Central Park visitors.
You might be surprised to learn that kids in the fourth and fifth grades can ski, tube, and snowboard free at Pennsylvania snow resorts.
There are alternatives to shopping with the herd, just a short getaway drive from home.
An arsenal of snow guns is blasting out literally tons of snow each night at nearby Spring Mountain. Can ski season be far off?
Who knew that our region had ten colleges that field exciting equestrian teams, staging dynamic horse shows on a weekly basis?
Many US military veterans make pilgrimages to the places where they once served. Some are surprised to see how much things have changed.
Ski resort operators can’t wait till the snow flies to obtain the staff they need for a brisk season on the slopes. They’re hiring now.
If you crave jazz and fall weekends at the Jersey shore, it all comes together on the weekend of November 7th.
On November 2nd, the Eastern Pennsylvania Ski Council holds its annual Philly Ski and Snowboard Expo. You’ll learn about more than skiing there.
Want a relaxing, nature-seeking autumn getaway, close to home? Here’s one to the Jersey shore that includes diamond hunting!