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  • Attire should be professional. Men should wear a suit or a dress shirt with slacks, and a necktie. Women should avoid low-cut or sleeveless tops, and skirts should be at least mid-knee when seated. Dress shoes and socks/hose should be worn. (In youth programs, jeans, T-shirts without large commercial brand names/logos, and sneakers are allowed.) Make-up should be natural, and jewelry, if worn, should be discrete.

  • To make it easier to attach microphones, avoid wearing turtleneck or crew neck tops.

  • For camera purposes, avoid wearing narrow stripes, plaids, and small or busy prints (this applies to neckties too). Solid pastel and dark colors work best; avoid solid whites or bright yellow unless covered with a jacket. If you are told you are using the green screen studio, green of any shade is not acceptable.

  • Guests with inappropriate attire may be disqualified to participate. Unsure? Bring in a change of clothing!



  • Most programs can be enhanced by relevant pictures, objects and video footage. If you have such material that you would like to include, please call us to discuss it. All materials should be emailed/mailed at least a week in advance in the format indicated below to for consideration of usage. They can be emailed to or sent to the attention of “Producer, [name of your program]” at:


For US Mail, use: 


Box 550

Loma Linda, CA 92354


For UPS/FedEx, use:


11201 California St, Suite F

Redlands, CA 92373


  • While every effort will be made to return to you any hard copies submitted to LLBN, it is your responsibility to request these items back from your host/producer/sound engineer (for audio material) on the day of your taping or before. Otherwise, we are not responsible for such items left after your taping.

  • Photos & PowerPoints:

  • All photos must be submitted in a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. (We are NOT Mac-based.) Please consult us if you would like to use more than 15 pictures.

  • When creating PowerPoint slides, ensure they are set up for wide-screen format (Design > Page Setup > Slides sized for on-screen show 16:9). Avoid white or bright backgrounds.

  • Do not use any slide transitions or animations.

  • For slides with text, leave a ¾” margin (for measurement guides, under View, select Ruler) between the text and all four edges of the slide to ensure that it is not cut off by different size monitors. Text should be large (36 pt. size font or greater) and in a well contrasting color (white/yellow on dark blue works best on camera). Limit the amount of text on each slide.

  • For slides with just photos, make the slides’ background black; expand all landscape photos to fill the length of the slide, and expand all portrait photos to fill the entire height of the slide. Avoid captioning your photos as you will be able to talk over them with your interviewer



  • Video footage needs to be PC-compatible (we are NOT Mac-based), Mpg2 or Mpg4 (preferred), and sent via Dropbox or on a DVD or USB flash drive. We do not recommend sending hard drives due to the risk of damage or loss.

  • We suggest a maximum of 3 minutes of footage per program; please consult us if more is required.

  • Please ensure you have obtained permission to use all video footage and music for broadcast.

  • Music: For music tapings, all tracks need to be submitted on CD, emailed, or uploaded to our dropbox account (please call/email for details). We cannot support live playback from iPods/MP3 players or tapes.

  • Other Items: Please inform us if you would like to show other items such as books, artwork or medals.



  • Please download and sign the Video Appearance Release form, and turn it in upon arrival at the studio to the Studio Coordinator or their designee.

  • Please mail/email your host/producer one week in advance the full names, credentials, and titles of yourself and any on-camera guests with you, as you would like to have appear on the screen. If you are representing an organization or ministry on the program, include the ministry name, address, contact phone number, email address and website to be released on air.

  • Please inform us ahead of time if you or your on-camera guests are wheelchair-bound so any necessary accommodations can be made.

  • Your invitation is final notice. Do not expect any reminder emails or calls prior to your scheduled taping.

  • Be present at least 30 minutes (1 hour for music tapings) before the actual start time.

  • Please avoid wearing colognes/perfumes as they may trigger allergies in the other guests and staff.



  • Please turn your cell phone/ pager off (no silent or vibrate modes) for the duration of the taping.

  • If there are any movements or loud noises off the set, just ignore it—do not stop talking unless the Floor Manager gives the “Cut” signal. 

  • Avoid touching your microphone. When gesturing, do not brush by or tap near it.

  • Do NOT make reference to any political party, candidate or campaign, or make derogatory remarks about any religion or denomination. To appeal to a broad audience, avoid using denominational jargon. 

  • In an interview, always focus on and talk to the host; remember it is a conversation between the host and you.  If you want to address the audience directly you may look into the camera with the red light on top of it. Do NOT look at any of the live monitors or anywhere that is not the focus of the program.

  • If somebody else on your set is talking during the show, please remain engaged as you may still be in a wide shot. Avoid looking off in another direction or at the live monitors. Feel free to be as naturally animated as possible—nod your head, laugh where appropriate, etc. 

  • Be attentive to cues from the Floor Manager, especially near the end. Be sure to end right on time! 

  • When you are done, freeze in your last position--do not talk, get up or leave your post, until you have the “all clear” signal from the Floor Manager, as your camera and microphone may still be live. 

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