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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.

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

American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. American troops supporting those already on the coast of Northern France, plunge into the surf and wade shoreward carrying equipment, on Utah Beach, Les Dunes de Madeleine, France. Bulldozers and other engineer equipment prepare the beach for the landing parties. (Credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Veterans Recall Memories Of D-Day

Local soldiers, sailors and airmen joined one of the largest invasion forces in history. It was 70 years ago today. Many of them are no longer with us. But 30 years ago, KYW’s Jay Lloyd gathered their vivid memories of D-Day and the beaches of Normandy.

06/06/2014

(The Omaha Beach cemetery.  Photo by Frank Custer)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: D-Day, Seventy Years Later

The Omaha Beach cemetery will host a memorial service for the men who died on the Normandy coast while launching the invasion that would lead to Berlin.

06/05/2014

A view from outside of Russ and Daughters on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Russ And Daughters

After 100 years, you can finally sit down to devour a bagel and lox from the most famous appetizing store in New York.

05/29/2014

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Naval Aviation Museum, Wildwood, NJ

Recently, when a driving rain slashed the Jersey shore, we went looking for an indoor retreat. And we found a gem at the Cape May County Airport.

05/22/2014

(Cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

There’s a pristine floral oasis just a short subway ride from midtown Manhattan, and it’s an ideal diversion during your next Broadway getaway.

05/15/2014

(The Tuna Seazure.  Photo provided by Northeast Scuba Supply)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Scuba Diving Adventures in South Jersey

A getaway into an underwater world of pirates, shipwrecks, and naval battles is as close as Monmouth County, NJ.

05/08/2014

(On the ocean or the bay, kayaking -- including kayak fishing -- is a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the water.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Exploring the Bays of the Jersey Shore

In planning getaways to the Jersey shore, there’s an easy way to get on the water and explore nature — for an hour, or a day.

05/01/2014

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: End of NYC’s Horse-Drawn Carriages?

If you yearn for that romantic ride in the park, you’d better catch it soon.

04/24/2014

Cruise ship at Bermuda dock. (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Duty Free

If you’re off on a spring cruise or overseas getaway, try putting some planning into your foreign bargain shopping.

04/17/2014

(Crabbing from a small motorboat in Maryland's Eastern Neck.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Maryland Crabbing Season is Open

If you’re tired of hocking the house for a bushel of crabs on a Maryland getaway, you’ll be pleased to know the do-it-yourself crab season opened on April 1st.

04/10/2014

(Poutine.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Canadian Treat Arrives at Citizens Bank Park

It’s called poutine, and it’s being served for the first time this year at Harry the K’s, in the ballpark.

04/03/2014

(An early tow truck at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Pennsylvania’s Early History of Automobiles

You may not know this, but much of America’s automotive history began right here in the Philadelphia area.

03/27/2014

(Blue Mountain's "mountain cams" were showing plenty of skiers and plenty of snow on the slopes this week.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: One of the Longest Ski Seasons In Memory

This brutal winter has provided a bonanza for at least one group of getaway seekers: skiers and snowboarders will be snow-sliding right into spring.

03/20/2014

(New York City Transit buses in Lower Manhattan.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York’s Senior Transit Discount

One perk that comes with aging is the senior citizen discount. But many area seniors who travel to New York City are missing out on a big one.

03/13/2014

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