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Charter TV3

WCTR Charter TV3
Worcester, Massachusetts
Channels Analog: 3, 15 (Shrewsbury)
Digital: same
Affiliations Charter Communications, NECN, WTAG, Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Owner Charter Communications
Former callsigns WGMC
Website Charter TV3 Website

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


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.

During Charter's digital transition, Charter TV3 will be seen on Charter Channel 193: 193 is the NEW 3!

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 Ana Bottary, Olivia Lemmon, Erica Ayisi and Tim McKone, sports with Kevin Shea & Andy Lacombe and weather with NECN's Matt Noyes. The Worcester News Tonight 10pm News is presented by Colleen Bamford. 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 and Andy Lacombe.

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 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.