Broadcast Pioneers member Sid Doherty has been in broadcasting for 6 decades. In 1947, Doherty WCFC, an FM radio station at 101.3 on the dial. The city of license was Beckley, West Virginia. The station was the state's first FM radio station. The next year, during 1948, Sid was with WJLS, an AM & FM radio operation at 560 on the AM dial and 99.5 on FM. The city of license was Beckley, West Virginia. In 1951, he was "Your Esso Reporter" on WJLS Radio.
In television, Sid Doherty was an anchor for news and sports at WLEX-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. Then he went to WLW-TV in Cincinnati as an anchor and news reporter. He was a vocalist and co-host on "The Ruth Lyons Show" in Cincinnati.
At WCAU-TV, Channel 10 in Philadelphia, Sid Doherty was an anchor and reporter for both news and sports. He hosted the Philadelphia Eagles pre-game show and special programs. He was the co-host of the "Summertime on the Pier" with Broadcast Pioneers member Ed Hurst.
Next, he went to Boston and WNAC-TV as Sports Director and Anchor. The next year, Sid went to WPHL-TV where he stayed for 15 years. There, he was an announcer and host of "The 10th Inning," the Phillies post-game show.
From 1987 to 2008, he was a booth announcer for the ABC Television Network in New York and was a radio newscaster and writer for several radio stations including WABC (AM) and WPLT-FM in New York. On WIP, Philadelphia, he hosted "The Pro Football Preview." He also worked for WWSH-FM and WPEN Radio
Six feet tall, he played a police officer in the motion picture "Blow Out." He also had roles in "All My Children" and "The Guiding Light."
On Friday evening, November 22, 2013, Sid Doherty was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's "Hall of Fame."
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