Round 2: Vote For The Best Name In Public Radio

May 9, 2012

Monday we kicked off a light-hearted bracket-style competition to find the best name in public radio — and there’s plenty of stiff competition. The results from the Sweet Sixteen are in, and we’re ready to kick off round two of the voting. Here’s how the first round shook out.

Yuki Noguchi – 68%
Lynne Rossetto Kasper – 21%

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton – 64%
Zorba Paster – 24%

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro – 35%
Lakshmi Singh – 54%

Audie Cornish – 55%
Quil Lawrence – 34%

Mandalit del Barco – 60%
Sonari Glinton – 37%

Neda Ulaby – 46%
Kai Ryssdal – 44%

Sylvia Poggioli – 42%
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson – 48%

Nell Greenfieldboyce – 28%
Douali Xaykaothao – 62%

Nothing against the winners, but I’m particularly sad to see Quil Lawrence, Sonari Glinton and Kai Ryssdal defeated. But in the interest of moving forward, here are the match-ups for round 2. Voting will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Go get ’em!

UPDATE: Voting for this round is now closed. Check out the Final Four here.