Media Clubs

Bates College media clubs distribute information and publications, keeping members of the Bates community connected with each other and the world.

You may view the list of media club contacts, advisors, and storage spaces here.

Bates College Television (BCTV) FB-f-Logo__blue_29

Bates College Television is back on the air! In the past five years, the club has collected a talented group of students interested in the many aspects of television and film production. This important communication venue and learning platform has been successfully providing the campus with Bates Cribs, the Puddle Jump, and several cutting edge stories such as the H1N1 Epidemic and the Gender Neutral Housing Policy. If there’s a story, we’ll be there! Visit our Facebook Page.

The Bates Review website

The Bates Review is an online literary and artistic magazine (, which features exceptional talent and gives an opportunity for members of the Bates community to publish their work. We aim to provide a platform for an artistic and literary dialogue, but also to connect current students, alumni, and parents. Submissions are open to anyone but we are a selective magazine, aiming to publish a diverse, high-quality portfolio. There will be three online publications (Fall, Winter and Spring). For more information visit our website! Send submissions or contact us here!

The Bates Student FB-f-Logo__blue_29twitterwebsite

The Bates Student has been the College’s entirely student-run newspaper since 1873. We publish once a week while school is in session, excluding finals. Sections include news and features, forum (opinion), sports and arts & living. We are always seeking talented writers, editors, photographers, cartoonists, layout designers, Web designers and business and distribution managers. See an online version of our publication. Check out our student-run blog, Commonsense, which allows for student-run work to be posted quickly.

Staff Advisor: Kim Trauceniek
Offices: Chase Hall 223 & 224
Telephone: 207.795.7494

The Mirror

If you have yearbook experience, if you have no yearbook experience, if you like to write, take photos, or design, we think we have the place for you! The Mirror awaits your ideas. Even the least experienced person can make major contributions. We capture fragments of your wonderful Bates experience. Be part of the Bates history by joining the Mirror. Contact us here!

Office: Chase Hall 215
Telephone: 207.795.7492

SEED FB-f-Logo__blue_29website

SEED Magazine is a provocative, inspiring, and visually stimulating student run publication that features prose, poetry, photography, painting, and drawing by Bates students. Distributed once a semester SEED works to expose the artistic and eclectic talents of the Bates College student body.

WRBC (91.5 FM) FB-f-Logo__blue_29twitterInstagramwebsite

WRBC is Bates’ own fully licensed radio station broadcasting since 1958 at 91.5 FM. Frequently ranked on the Princeton Review’s list of Best College Radio Stations, WRBC features live radio programming of all genres and styles 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, by students, faculty, and community DJs. We also host concerts and events on campus throughout the school year, including our famed Trivia Night. Recent musicians we have hosted include Dr. Dog, Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim, Yeasayer, The Lighthouse and the Whaler, and Moon Hooch. Listen online from anywhere in the world through at and find out what we are all about!

Office: WRBC and Production Studio – OCS Basement, 31 Frye St.
Request Line: 207.777.7915
Business Line: 207.777.7916
Office Line: 207.777.7532