Great anchor out at KCOY

2012-01-22T00:00:00Z Great anchor out at KCOY Santa Maria Times
January 22, 2012 12:00 am

Over the past week, I've read letters regarding the major changes with KCOY News. Every letter mentions the loss of meteorologist Jim Byrne.

Although I agree with the comments about Mr. Byrne, let me also mention the loss of the excellent news anchor, Arturo Santiago.

As someone of Filipino descent, it was nice to see Mr. Santiago, also of Filipino descent, anchoring the evening news. The Central Coast has a very large Filipino population. So, it is a shame KCOY no longer has the professional Mr. Santiago representing this population of viewers.

Like a number of others, I am now watching KSBY on a regular basis for both my morning and evening news.

Amelia M. Villegas




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  1. twoout
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    twoout - January 24, 2012 9:05 am
    If there were people around with purple skin and chartreuse polkadots, there would have to be one in a prominent place on TV. This is known as "politically correct", and it serves about as much purpose as the letter about keeping steelhead fish in a dry river. No wonder we are left scratching our heads.

    Or maybe the news in Salinas is more important than in Santa Maria. Salinas is bigger, you know.
  2. tomatofoot
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    tomatofoot - January 23, 2012 12:34 pm
    typical orutt point of view
  3. DominOrcutt
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    DominOrcutt - January 22, 2012 8:39 am
    Oh, I see. It's his race that makes him a good news anchor.

    Can you imagine the response to a letter from me, or anyone else for that matter, if I said I was going to miss Dave Ally because he represented us whities so well? I'd venture to say that a letter like that would never be printed.

    Good grief!!

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