Why Do Highways Have Nicknames Wins Palm Readers Voting Round
We have a winner! (Did you know we held a voting round?)
It was a chance for you to help decide what Palm Readers question we'll dig into next.
WLRN's engagement producer worked with reporters and editors to narrow down a long list of questions to three that we were most interested in answering. Then we invited you, our listeners, to help us decide on a favorite.
The voting round lasted two weeks. And while it was neck-and-neck between two of the questions, one did emerge victorious.
The question that received the most votes is (drum roll, please!):
"Why do highways have nicknames in S. Florida (Palmetto, Dolphin, etc)? No maps/signs list nicknames, though radio traffic reports use them. As such, I never know the locale of a traffic jam!"
The question was submitted by listener Lory Hayes. Thanks for sharing your curiosity with us, Lory!
So what happens next?
A reporter is investigating the question and you should hear the answer to Lory's question on the radio soon.
In the meantime, you can listen to three of the Palm Readers questions we've already answered.