Family, friends and colleagues of Sean Doherty are mourning the loss of the longtime WDUQ-FM (90.5) sports director. Doherty died yesterday at 47. His death was announced on the station’s website.

Doherty was the main sports reporter for the station based at Duquesne University and broadcast high school football and basketball games. He had also served as an announcer on Duquesne’s basketball games. Viewers in the South Hills could also watch his talk show, “In The Bleachers,” on the former Adelphia Cable system.

Doherty continued his career despite being a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair. He had sustained a spinal cord injury playing football in high school.

PBRTV expresses its deepest sympathies to the Doherty family and WDUQ personnel.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday.