RAD Cyberzine (Rational Alternative Digital) started out as a small
project by Jeff Jolley in 1993. He was heavily involved in various
music discussion groups on the Net and also had contact with some bands.
People wanted to know more about these bands, and RAD Cyberzine was born.
As time went on, Jeff got in contact with more bands, so the magazine grew.
Very soon, the work got to be too much, so he started getting other people
involved with RAD--people from school, from concerts he attended, and from
record stores he frequented. Jeff was able to provide CDs to review,
concerts to attend, and photo passes with bands. So a small, select group
was organized to work on RAD Cyberzine--everyone volunteering their time
and energy to the cause.
Years later, most of the writers with RAD Cyberzine have left school and
entered the "real world" of work. Since RAD is a volunteer project (and
free to you, I might note), it sometimes gets difficult to produce the
magazine more than once a month. But it does get out. We have frequent
reoganizations here at RAD, and hopefully we'll stay relatively efficient
at what we do.
One of the exciting things about RAD is that it's a resource on the Net.
You want to find an interview with a particular band? We probably have
one. You want a photo or CD review? We have that, too. All of our work
is exclusive, which means if you want to find a really cool photo, you'll
find it here first.
How can I get involved with RAD?
First of all, read the above answer ("What's RAD all about"). Next
realize that you'll be working for free, and we can't always coordinate
with you due to our other jobs, but we'll do our best. We have worked
with writers on both coasts of the U.S., and in Australia, so it can be
for more details on getting involved. Let us know your taste in music
and what you'd like to do with RAD.