The “Board Briefs” article in the print edition of the October Reporter on the request for the “Issues, Etc.” name is fiction. It states:
…the former host and producer would like to continue using the name “Issues, Etc.” in connection with their new radio program. An agreement has been reached that has been approved by the Board of Directors in principle.
The article goes on to enumerate various parts of the “agreement.”
Except that no agreement has been reached. I don’t even know if it had been presented to the “Issues, Etc.” team at the time the story was published.
Sometimes it feels like the LCMS communications are just a special brand of incompetence. Sigh.