SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Jay Lloyd, KSL-TV's vice president-general manager, died at the age of 59 after a six-month battle with cancer, station officials said.

Lloyd died Monday night at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

Born April 10, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Lloyd graduated from West High School, served with the Army in Italy during World War II, and earned a business degree from the University of Utah.

After working as a salesman for the Deseret News, Lloyd entered the sales department of Salt Lake City's channel 4, then KCPX, in 1954. Ten years later, he moved to KSL as local sales manager, eventually becoming vice president- general manager.

Later, as senior vice president, Lloyd was also responsible for Bonneville International Corp.'s radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and four children.