There is no route for converting a LPFM into a translator.
No not at the moment but it will happen. The power increase to 250 watts wasn't approved by the NABm I mean the FCC for nothing.
It's not going to happen. It's not. You have absolutely no evidence or anything to back up that statement other than a pessimistic outlook.
LPFM was implemented for a reason, and the trend has been toward more protections and opportunities for LPFM stations. There's not even a HINT of a breakdown of the concept.
the power increase was implemented to make these stations more viable by providing a better signal. That's why the 10's will never see the light of day. If translators can go to 250, it's only fair that LPFM's go to 250.
The FCC actually planned on an LPFM window by the end of the year. This from the guy at the FCC that has a handle on it.
If they had planned on it, they would have set the wheels in motion and you would have seen public releases. Wishful thinking and hoping for a window in 2012 is different. That's what happened. If it was a PLAN, they would have said so. By not saying anything, they knew it was far from a sure thing.