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.
The Chinese restaurant scene has evolved into “Fusion” and highly reviewed eateries that offer heat infused dishes from exotic provinces.
There’s a vanishing breed of romantic getaway lodging. KYW’s Jay Lloyd laments the loss of another small country hotel and suggests a stay at those remaining, before it’s too late.
Let’s set out in the wake of the Captain to visit some key locations on a venture to Maryland and Virginia.
This summer in Cape May marks a special anniversary for KYW’s Jay Lloyd and he takes us where he celebrates.
The Pocono Mountains have developed a unique ability to change faces almost overnight.
The Gettysburg battlefield on horseback, detailed last week is an eye filling getaway.
They were known as the days of “Wooden Ships and Iron Men.” The era takes us to a time when men first ventured out to sea and under sail.
KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports that the most dynamic way of seeing it is mounted on horseback.
Cross the broad Chesapeake Bay to the Western shore on your own boat, a charter or guesting with a friend and you’ll find a unique combination of big city, historic town and hideaway-cove eateries for down-home chow-downs to upscale foodie experience.
If you’re new to the kayak craze, listen to this.If you’re new to the kayak craze, listen to this.
There is no better way to learn a city layout than to buy a ticket on a bus or boat sightseeing tour.
Whether you own your own, charter or score a guest berth, docking and dining is the key to a carefree lunch or dinner.
My sailing buddy Cap’n Mark Einstein likes to say that summer is as short as two electric bills.
OK. I’m a “Casual Golfer.” “What’s that?” you ask. Simple – someone who enjoys playing, isn’t very good doing it, and when a course is suggested I ask, “How’s the food and what beers are on tap? So, what do I like as a casual golfer in the Philly burbs? Try these.
In days past, a summertime silence would blanket the Pocono Mountain ski areas.
So, what’s the big deal? You don’t have a boat. There’s still a ton of fun on the water, although you might not stay quite dry.
Looking for a last-minute getaway between now and the fabulous fourth? Consider a few days on the Chesapeake Bay for crabs, music and fireworks.
It’s the season when boats are as thick as fish on the water.
Where the oyster is Queen, the clam is often treated like Cinderella – undervalued and unsung.
Summer Shore getaways can triple your excitement in the Delaware and Jersey surf with a cruise in between.
From a soul relaxing cruise under sail to the thunder of a “Go-Fast” boat ploughing through an ocean chop, there’s a summer boat ride to meet every whim and compulsion.
Few people living today remember the runways and tower of a Naval Air Station near Wildwood at the Jersey shore.
It’s the time of year when outdoor getaway seekers hit the trail. A pair of interconnecting trails are tops.
It’s time to have that annual safe boating talk.
Over a century ago Philadelphia was a hub of ornate carousel construction.
Some have been preserved and can be found within a day or weekend getaway from home.
Ski resorts are no longer just playgrounds for snow seekers. The slopes have some summertime surprises.
Looking for a getaway packed with scenic beauty, history and relaxation. KYW’s Jay Lloyd suggests a weekend in the Hudson River Valley.
You may have heard that your first flying getaway next year could leave you stranded at the airport.
Looking for a day-trip family getaway, close to home? A pair of babies are capturing attention at Norristown’s Elmwood Park Zoo.