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.
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?
The storm ravaged Virgin Islands are now looking to the community of recreational sailors to help salvage winter tourism. KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports that some charter fleets are already being restored.
So which of my favorite spots, restaurants and recreation venues, golf courses included provides an indoor kick? Here’s a sampling.
It’s the time for tales of haunted houses and trick or treating. KYW’s Jay Lloyd suggests a spirited Halloween Getaway.
Time to go house hunting. No, not an everything but the kitchen sink move, but a search for that perfect house for a winter of skiing.
Feeling a mid-October chill in the air? KYW’s Jay Lloyd suggests extending summer-like weather with a historic Virginia Getaway.
So, concentrating on lunch, here are some of my favorites at frequently frequented local spots.
Are we losing the flavors of our youth? KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports they can be found on distant getaways. But the search won’t be easy.
Mary is a rabid recycler. That’s a good thing. So, it should be no surprise that I often wind up wandering through a whole county’s throw aways and compost heaps.
If Fall getaway plans include a leaf peeping road trip, KYW’s suggests a motor home – yours or a rental.
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by birds. And since birds fly on largely predictably migratory paths we can plan to see more species.
The nearby Pocono Mountains still offer pristine outdoor fall Getaways. KYW’s Jay Lloyd takes us there.
Here’s a look at some tropical destinations that have been unaffected and a pair of year round resorts with more moderate temperatures but dynamic attractions.
You don’t have to go far from home to travel through generations of American life. KYW’s Jay Lloyd describes a day trip getaway to Oaks near King of Prussia.
Here’s a look at a pair of Fall destinations that are easy to navigate and breathtaking to visit.
It will be 16 years on Monday since the “Twin Towers” fell.
If you were raised in and around Philadelphia, there were two prime destinations for weekend family getaways and vacations.
A tragic terrorist attack focused world attention on Barcelona. But KYW’s Jay Lloyd reminds us that it is still one of the most vibrant of European getaway destinations.
Labor Day celebrates the men women and yes, even children who worked to build, feed and fuel America.
It was only the last century when family outings were called, “Sunday Drives.”