Charter TV3

Charter TV3 is a local television network located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
ChannelsAnalog: 3, 15 (Shrewsbury)
Digital: same
AffiliationsCharter Communications, NECN, WTAG, Worcester Telegram and Gazette
OwnerCharter Communications
Former callsignsWGMC
WebsiteCharter TV3 Website

Background

Charter TV3 telecasts in central Massachusetts and part of southern New Hampshire and northeastern Connecticut. The station also broadcasts in the town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, on Shrewsbury Community Cable/Channel 15.

The flagship program, Worcester News Tonight broadcasts weeknights on Charter TV3. Worcester News Tonight is the only television news and sports program serving Central New England. The evening show telecasts at 6:00PM, 6:30PM and 9:00PM on Charter TV3. The evening newscast features stories by the Worcester News Tonight News Reporters Olivia Lemmon, Ana Bottary, Brittany Schaefer, Cam Jandrow, Chandler Walsh and Roslyn Flaherty , sports with Kevin Shea & Andy Lacombe and weather with NECN's Matt Noyes. The Worcester News Tonight 6pm News is presented by Olivia Lemmon and The "Worcester News Tonight 10pm News" is presented by Ana Bottary. The show rebroadcasts at 11:00PM, 11:30PM, and 2:30AM the following morning. The 10pm News features updated LOCAL news, weather and an extended sports segment with Kevin Shea.

The station's signature sports program is the Friday Night Football Frenzy, a weekly highlight program showcasing central Massachusetts high school football. Charter TV3 also provides local sports coverage, including game telecasts of select Worcester Bravehearts and Pawtucket Red Sox baseball games. Charter TV3 Sports concentrates its coverage on local high school, college and professional athletics. Every weeknight, Kevin Shea and Andy Lacombe report on the latest sports news on Worcester News Tonight. Charter TV3 Sports schedules live, on-location telecasts of sporting events year-round. These live telecasts include high school and College of the Holy Cross football, high school and Holy Cross basketball, and baseball games with the PawSox and Worcester Bravehearts.

Charter TV3 also provides community-based programming. Every weekday, Charter TV3 simulcasts WTAG's, Jim Polito Show and The Jordan Levy Show featuring the Worcester politico and former mayor, Jordan Levy. Charter TV3 programming includes Central Mass. Chronicles, a round-table discussion show moderated by Allen Fletcher. The Mayor's Forum features Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty. Other local programs include The Hank Stolz Experience.

2008 UMass Minutemen football team

The 2008 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2008 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The team was coached by Don Brown and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 2008 season was Brown's last as head coach of the Minutemen. He left the position the following season to become the defensive coordinator at Maryland. The Minutemen finished the season with a record of 7–5 (4–4 CAA), missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

2012 Dartmouth Big Green football team

The 2012 Dartmouth Big Green football team represented Dartmouth College in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Big Green were led by head coach Buddy Teevens in his eighth straight year and 13th overall and played their home games at Memorial Field. They are a member of the Ivy League. They finished the season 6–4, 4–3 in Ivy League play to finish in a three way tie for third place.

2012 Fordham Rams football team

The 2012 Fordham Rams football team represented Fordham University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by first year head coach Joe Moorhead and played their home games at Coffey Field. They are a member of the Patriot League.

Fordham was not eligible for the Patriot League championship because they used scholarship players while the rest of the league's members do not.

They finished the season 6–5, 3–3 in Patriot League play. However, their conference record will be officially recognized as 0–0.

2012 Holy Cross Crusaders football team

The 2012 Holy Cross Crusaders football team represented the College of the Holy Cross in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by ninth-year head coach Tom Gilmore and played their home games at Fitton Field. They are a member of the Patriot League. They finished the season 2–9, 2–4 in Patriot League play to finish in a three way tie for third place.

2012–13 Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team

The 2012–13 Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team represented the College of the Holy Cross during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Crusaders, led by third year head coach Milan Brown, played their home games at the Hart Center and were members of the Patriot League. They finished the season 12–18, 4–10 in Patriot League play to finish in seventh place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament to Lafayette.

2013–14 Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team

The 2013–14 Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team represented the College of the Holy Cross during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Crusaders, led by fourth year head coach Milan Brown, played their home games at the Hart Center and were members of the Patriot League. They finished the season 20–14, 12–6 in Patriot League play to finish in third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament where they lost to American. They were invited to the CollegeInsdiers.com Tournament where they defeated Brown in the first round before losing to Yale in the second round.

2015 WPI Engineers football team

The 2015 WPI Engineers football team represented Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the 2015 NCAA Division III football season. It marked the Engineers' 126th overall season and the team played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Worcester, Massachusetts. They were led by sixth year head coach Chris Robertson. They were a member of the Liberty League.

The Engineers finished the season with a winning record of 7-4.

2016 Dartmouth Big Green football team

The 2016 Dartmouth Big Green football team represented Dartmouth College in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Big Green were led by head coach Buddy Teevens in his 12th straight year and 17th overall. The played their home games at Memorial Field. They were a member of the Ivy League.

2016 Holy Cross Crusaders football team

The 2016 Holy Cross Crusaders football team represented the College of the Holy Cross in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 13th-year head coach Tom Gilmore and played their home games at Fitton Field. They were a member of the Patriot League. They finished the season 4–7, 2–4 in Patriot League play to finish in fifth place.

2017 Holy Cross Crusaders football team

The 2017 Holy Cross Crusaders football team represented the College of the Holy Cross in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They played their home games at Fitton Field as a member of the Patriot League. They were led by 14th-year head coach Tom Gilmore for the first seven games of the season before he was fired following a 2–5 start. Offensive coordinator Brian Rock was named interim head coach for the final four games. They finished the season 4–7, 3–3 in Patriot League play to finish in a three-way tie for third place.

2018 Holy Cross Crusaders football team

The 2018 Holy Cross Crusaders football team represents the College of the Holy Cross in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Crusaders, led by first-year head coach Bob Chesney, play their home games at Fitton Field as a member of the Patriot League. They finished the season 5–6, 4–2 in Patriot League play to finish in a tie for second place.

2018–19 Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team represents the College of the Holy Cross during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Crusaders, led by fourth-year head coach Bill Carmody, will play their home games at the Hart Center in Worcester, Massachusetts as members of the Patriot League.

Gordie Lockbaum

Gordon Carl "Gordie" Lockbaum (born November 16, 1965) is an American former college football player, who was a standout "two-way" (both offensive and defensive) player in NCAA Division I-AA.

New England Cable News

New England Cable News (NECN) is a regional 24-hour cable news television network owned and operated by NBCUniversal (as part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division, both ultimately owned by Comcast) serving the New England region of the United States. It focuses on regional news, though in some low priority timeslots, paid programming and programming from WNBC such as Talk Stoop and Open House are seen. Its main studios are located on Wells Avenue in Newton, Massachusetts (near Boston) with sister NBC owned and operated WBTS-LD (channel 8), but operates several news bureaus in the New England area, including Manchester, New Hampshire; Hartford, Connecticut; Worcester, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; and Burlington, Vermont.

New England Cable News maintains a remote camera in the television studio of Suffolk University in downtown Boston. New England Cable News is available across New England in 3.7 million homes and produces several original programs.

Spectrum Sports (Ohio)

Spectrum Sports is a defunct regional sports network serving Ohio and parts of northern Kentucky, southern Michigan and western Pennsylvania operated by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. Broadcasting on Channel 311 and 1311 exclusively on Time Warner Cable systems.

Spectrum Sports (Texas)

Spectrum Sports was a regional sports network serving Texas and owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. It ceased operations in June 2017, with some of its remaining programs migrating to Spectrum News Austin.

Worcester Railers

The Worcester Railers (also called Worcester Railers HC) are a professional ice hockey team based in Worcester, Massachusetts. The team began play in the 2017–18 ECHL season, and is a member of the North Division of the Eastern Conference of the ECHL. The team plays their home games at the DCU Center and are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders.The team replaced the AHL's Worcester Sharks, who relocated to San Jose, California, in 2015 to become the San Jose Barracuda.

Worcester Sharks

The Worcester Sharks were a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) that played from 2006 to 2015. Affiliated with the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks and located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Sharks played their home games at the DCU Center.

Worcester Tornadoes

The Worcester Tornadoes were a professional baseball team based in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the United States. The Tornadoes were a member of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, an independent baseball league which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Tornadoes played their home games at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, on the College of the Holy Cross campus.

The Tornadoes were formerly owned by Perfect Game LLC. On October 5, 2009, the majority stake of the franchise was sold to an undisclosed group of Maryland-based investors, which was later revealed to be Todd Breighner of Streamlined Sports, Inc. The directors of the ownership group included Charles Milanz and John Grammer. Jorg Bassiacos is executive vice president and general manager. The Tornadoes were managed by Rich Gedman, a former Major League catcher with the Boston Red Sox, until the end of the 2010 season.

The Worcester Tornadoes were named after the destructive tornado that hit Worcester on June 9, 1953. At a home game on or around the anniversary of the tornado, the team remembered the victims with a moment of silence before the singing of the national anthem.The Tornadoes, in their first season, won the Can-Am League Championship, sweeping the Quebec Capitales three games to zero. After beating Quebec in the first two games at Stade Municipal, the Tornadoes clinched the championship on their home field on September 15, 2005.

On August 31, 2012, the Can-Am League announced that it was terminating the franchise's charter due to a slumping financial state which included failure to pay for uniform cleaning. League commissioner Miles Wolff declared he would try to find a new ownership group, but was unable to do so and the remaining Tornadoes players were either taken in a dispersal draft in October 2012 or given their outright releases.

Baseball returned to Worcester in 2014 with the advent of the summer collegiate league Worcester Bravehearts.

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