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.

MIAMI - JULY 27:  The Coast Guard Barque Eagle, the only square-rigged sailing vessel presently active in the U.S. fleet, arrives July 27, 2007 in Miami, Florida. The 295-foot, three-masted sailing-vessel is operated and maintained by 76 Coast Guard officers, enlisted and auxiliary crewmembers. The crew guides Coast Guard Academy Cadets through a  underway work and training schedule to teach them seamanship.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tall Ships 2015: Barque Eagle

The Barque Eagle will be on hand for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware.

06/09/2015

The French frigate Hermione sits at the dock in the Yorktown City Harbor, Virginia, after her arrival on June 5, 2015. The replica of the French navy frigate Hermione which brought General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting Britain in the US war of independence, arrived in the United States again, 235 years after the original crossing. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tall Ships 2015: The Hermione

The Hermione will be on hand for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware.

06/09/2015

(Many Cape May, NJ motels and restaurants deal with seasonal work needs by hiring temporary employees who are visiting from overseas.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Students’ Summer Job Migration

Have you noticed how many of those smiling servers at dockside restaurants in South Jersey have interesting foreign accents?

06/04/2015

(A US Coast Guard rapid response boat, ready to be called into emergency action.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Our Guardians of Boating Safety

US Coast Guard veterans often see lives lost or nearly lost. Here are some of their real-life stories that highlight the importance of boating safety.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/28/2015

(Canoeing on the Schuylkill Canal.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Less Crowded Memorial Day Weekend

To join the crowd or not on Memorial Day Weekend? THAT is the question.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2015

(AWAY HE GOES!  The zipline experience starts atop a tower at Spring Mountain.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Treetop Canopy Tours at Spring Mountain

Thrill seekers get some high-flying adventure on a “zipline,” which carries the timid and bold at daunting speed above the trees, harnessed to a cable.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/14/2015

(A display outside a curio shop in New Hope, Pa.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New Hope, Pa.

As summer approaches, the Bucks County town of New Hope, on the Delaware River, is once again coming alive with visitors and things to do.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(A bicycle rental station in Toronto, Ont.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Bicycling in Cities

With urban bicycling all the rage these days, you can bike big cities and avoid the traffic scrum.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(Photo by Anna Schmidt, provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Weddings Afloat

If you’re thinking of tying the knot and are looking for a memorable, small-scale ceremony, how about a nautical nuptials?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Gettysburg, 150 Years After Lincoln Assassination

As we mark 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, we note that a getaway to nearby Gettysburg is a rewarding way to reflect on both the man and his turbulent times.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(A BUSHEL AND A PITCHER.  Enjoying local blue-claw crabs at a Chesapeake area dockside restaurant.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Ready For Springtime Crabbing?

Maryland crabbing season began April 1st! Why not catch yourself a dozen or two?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(The elegant Princess Hotel, in Hamilton.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Recalling The Golden Age of Travel to Bermuda

With the spring cruise season on the horizon, we recall an age gone by, of elegant travel and legendary ocean liners.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(HARD AT WORK.     Jay Lloyd, scouting for bargains at a beach bar in the British Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Springtime Bargain Shopping

(Jay Lloyd is hard at work here, scouting for bargains in Cuban cigars and rum from the British Virgin Islands.)

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Sam Katz, left, and a colleague on stage at IRTE.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Live Improv in New York City

Two tickets to a Broadway show can break the bank. But how about live improv, off Broadway?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(As the weather moderates, an outdoor lunch at the base of the slope is not out of the question.  Jack Frost file photo by Dave Figenshu)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Spring Skiing in the Poconos

So, what is this thing called “spring skiing”?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

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