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.
Who would have thought that our toys and hobbies would raise such a ruckus at some of the most popular getaway spots in the nation?
In a couple of weeks the tapping sound of wooden mallets will be echoing across the nearby Chesapeake Bay.
River Walks from New Orleans to New York are the rage. These inland versions of seaside boardwalks, are for more than walking. Biking, horseback riding and running are all in the mix.
Drag out shorts and find an open waterfront eatery deck on a weekend getaway.
The end of March and first of April brings us a tradition filled convergence of Easter and Passover. If plans for the week include a getaway with a unique religious experience.
Make it a weekend or a destination splurge. As one hotel chain advertised, “After tax, relax”. So, where to go? Here’s are some favorites.
Next week, all roads will lead to an Irish Pub. St. Patrick’s Day is on the near horizon.
So, outside of home cooking, where do we go to savor the unique flavors that reach their zenith once a year?
If you’re among the quarter off a million people who will head for the Philly Flower Show make it a Center City Getaway – even an overnight.
You’ve heard it before. You’ll hear it again. “March comes in like a lion.”
It’s that time of year when snow sport enthusiasts begin to think about spring skiing and riding.
Get ready for a whip-saw week of getaway action.
With winter weather at its most fickle, how do you plan for a long, fun Presidents weekend getaway?
It’s raining. And it’s not even November. So, I recall the words of Herman Melville, “Whenever it’s a damp drizzly November in my soul ……I quietly take to the ship.”
And when you visit Ireland, it seems that every local you meet there has relatives in Philadelphia.
Presidents Weekend on skis, boards and tubes is the last long mountain weekend of winter.
With Valentines Day on the near horizon, here is a pair of getaway stayover ideas for outdoor exploration, food, drink and romance.
C’mon. Do an overnighter. After all, Valentines Day comes only once a year.
They are probably called “Golden Years” because senior status often comes with deep discounts.
There are several museums in the Philadelphia-area offering a good time for adults and children.
With the winter Olympic on the near horizon even recreational skiers are getting the urge to take a racing challenge.
The moon was full and the sky was crammed with starlight. From the condo deck on a ridge overlooking Camelback Mountain there was another light source.
It’s a small town story that became as big as the mountain that towers above it.
Would you believe there’s a God of skiing? Ancient Scandinavians did. Some ski clubs today even have logos with the image of Ullr, outfitted in skis and carrying his trusty bow.
The lessons for travelers – expect the unexpected and make contingency plans.
With brutal hurricanes and storms disrupting long distance travel plans in the year past, KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports that local getaways offered smooth sailing.
For many veterans and active duty military, their first holiday away from family and friends was courtesy of Uncle Sam.
Old inner tubes have been re-purposed for everything from cushions and swings to rubber rafts for floating up a lazy river.
With snow already hammering the Pennsylvania slopes, KYW’s Jay Lloyd looks at the prospect of a new growth spurt for recreational skiing.
Shopping bags from big city stores, suburban malls and wee country shops are stuffed under restaurant tables, topped by nibbles, noshes and warming sips.
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.