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 – December 19, 2014

  • Lowrance HDS Gen3, plus Elite CHIRP and SmartSteer two ways
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

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    Lowrance put a lot of cards on the table yesterday. Foremost is a new HDS Gen3 series which combines the touch interface of the Gen2 Touch with a keypad similar to regular Gen2 models. Added are multi-touch gestures, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, dual SD card slots (though micro size), and a CHIRP option in addition to Broadband sonar. And it all fits into about the same dimensions as the original Gen2 Touch 7-, 9- and 12-models with about the same original retail prices. I don’t yet buy the press release, “next revolutionary step forward,” but “state of the art” sure seems appropriate…

  • Advocacy for Anchoring Rights in Florida
    Seven Seas Cruising Association has long been a strong advocate for boaters’ rights. Below are invitations to a Webinar and to Membership in the Association. Please remember that the struggle for anchoring rights is not exclusive to Florida; restrictions in one state will eventually affect other states. Hi Larry, Seven Seas Cruising Association has been […]
  • Editorial: Our Heroes!
    Twice in recent weeks, two of our faithful readers have reported unsafe navigation conditions PRIOR to USCG Marine Safety Broadcasts or Local Notices to Mariners. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=145996 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=145983 as reported by David Burnham and Sue Ward, respectively. The selfless actions of these two skippers clearly defines the purpose of Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net: “Cruisers […]

Today’s Links – December 18, 2014

Today’s Links – December 16, 2014

  • Updated Phone Number for Camp Lejeune Firing Range
    The number provided by Skipper Walters has been confirmed as the number for all the firing ranges at Camp Lejeune. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=16763.  Thank you Skipper Walters! Kayaking from Maine to Guatemala. Tomorrow I will pass by Camp Lejeune on the ICW. Called the number listed in the above post. It was wrong, but they gave […]
  • January at Fishermen’s Village, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL
    Another exciting month of activities at Fishermen’s Village, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE JANUARY 2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT JANUARY 2015 New Year’s Day January 1, 2015 @ Shop 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Salty Paws Muttini Mingle January 1, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Fishermen’s Village Center Court, A Pawtastic […]

Today’s Links – December 15, 2014

  • LinkWav, Inmarsat FB finally makes sense for intermittent users
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison
    LinkWav_website_home_page_aPanbo.jpgHo hum, just another sat coms service provider? No way! I think that LinkWav has pulled off something quite special in the daunting world of expensive marine satellite voice minutes and data megabytes. The company figured out how to offer a simple Inmarsat FleetBroadband service plan with decent rates and nearly realtime cost/budget monitoring, but without an oppressive contract. In fact, LinkWav is especially designed for the ocean racers, cruisers and small commercial operators who only need satellite communications now and then, sometimes with many months in between. The cherry on top is the high quality of the LinkWav team…