About Andy

Andy Allen retired from the recorded music business in 2009. He grew up in St. Louis Mo. and began a career in music marketing by joining KSHE as a DJ in 1974. After managing a local record store in the St. Louis area, Andy was hired by RCA to do sales and promotion which led to a move to New York in 1984. Several years later, Andy joined Island Records, where he rose to General Manager. In 1993, ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance) was started by the Warner Music Group to distribute Independent music. Andy joined as President and rose to Chairman after establishing ADA as the largest distributor of Indie music in the world. Andy is married (Annie), has two adult children, and lives on Merritt Island Fl.

Today’s Links – October 20, 2014

  • Special Winter Rates at Charleston City Marina, AICW Statute Mile 469
    Charleston City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located along the Ashley River’s northeastern banks, northeast of marker #5, and only a hop, skip and jump from the path of the AICW! Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Charleston City Marina Click Here To Open A […]
  • Easier Head Cleaning
    Hate cleaning around the toilet and cutting your hands on the hose clamps? A DIY sewing projects solves the problem!

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Today’s Links – October 18, 2014

  • News from St. Augustine, AICW Statute Mile 776
    This very welcome information on the navigation aids in the St. Augustine Inlet and on area events is sent to us by our good friend and supporter, Port Commissioner Jay Bliss. During his tenure, Capt. Bliss has provided valuable and timely information on the St. Augustine area. Thank you Jay! Greetings Port Observers, Selected proceedings […]
  • Fort Pierce City Marina Updates, AICW Statute Mile 966.5, October 17, 2014
    The entrance channel leading to Fort Pierce City Marina, a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, runs to the west, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge, and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188. Anne Maurer Fort Pierce City Marina 772-464-1245 FPCM@city-ftpierce.com Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For […]
  • Taming the Paper Aboard
    Being able to quickly find the owner’s manual you need: priceless! Except that my budget wasn’t unlimited.

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Today’s Links – October 17, 2014

  • More Good Words for Garrison Bight/Fleming Key Mooring Field, Key West
    The Garrison Bight/Fleming Key mooring field lies along a broad swath of water between Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park, north-northwest of Garrison Bight and is managed by Key West City Marina. An affordable alternative to a marina in Key West or Stock Island are the mooring balls at Garrison Bight Marina in Key West. The […]

Today’s Links – October 16, 2014

  • Furuno DRS4W 1st Watch WiFi Radar: Niche or breakthrough product?
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

    Furuno_DRS4W_WiFi_Radar_cPanbo.jpgOne of many technologies I was glad to learn more about at the NMEA Conference was Furuno’s unique DRS4W 1st Watch Wireless Radar. While it was introduced in Europe last March, FurunoUSA still hasn’t listed it online and for a while I thought they might not carry it at all. Furuno’s regional distributors seem to have some leeway in this regard, which apparently is why the Furuno MaxSea PC Radar system that Kees Verruijt covered for Panbo is not available in North America. In recent comments to that same 2013 entry you’ll find some strong reservations about the DRS4W concept and even myself writing “I don’t see the problem the Furuno WiFi Radar is solving.” My skepticism wanes as I learn more but still 1st Watch seems like a confusing bundle of limitations and possibilites. Let’s discuss…

  • Shopping By Example
    Don’t assume you’ll be able to pick out the right parts by sight!

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