Friday, July 17, 2009

Audience members needed for Spanish "700 Club" taping today on Dickerson Pike

Club 700 Hoy has been taping in Nashville for five years

Today's guest is Fernando Arau, of Despierta America

The Tennessean reports here that the Christian Broadcast Network's Spanish-language version of The 700 Club - the sister program is called Club 700 Hoy (The 700 Club Today) - is looking for live audience members for a taping today in Nashville. The Tennessean report says that the show has been taped in Nashville three times a year, a week at a time, for the past five years, and that this is the first time a local audience will be used for the taping. The use of local audience members is intended to grow the show's viewership, according to the Tennessean.

The live recording will take place today from 2 to 6pm, and an audience of 100 people is needed. Today's guest is Fernando Arau, one of the hosts of Univision's Despierta America. The taping is free, and audience members will also receive gifts.

From the report:
"We would like to reach out to the Hispanic community in Nashville, which is becoming very prominent," said Rafael Barreiro, producer of Club 700 Hoy. "The heart of the program is to give the Hispanic community hope."
Local minister Rev. Anibal Pena of Iglesia Monte Los Olivos told the Tennessean that he would like to see the show air more frequently than its current broadcast schedule. The show can be viewed Sundays at 6am Central Time on Galavision, and on the show's web site

According to CBN:
CBN has broadcast The 700 Club continuously in Latin America for the last 40 years, making it one of the longest-running programs in the region's broadcast history.

Now Club 700 Hoy presents its latest cutting-edge Spanish version of the program. Hosted by reknowned musician Hector Hermosillo and the multitalented Amarilis Rivera. The show continues to offer a mix of commentary, interviews, music highlights, and feature stories.

Historically, CBN programming has been seen in more than 25 Iberoamerican countries on national secular television markets.

Club 700 Hoy potentially reaches 83 percent of Spanish cable TV households in the United States on Galavision, every Sunday at 7am [Eastern] and can be seen in more than 16 countries across Latin America.
The Tennessean indicates that potential audience members need to send an e-mail to with the subject line “audience.” An alternate contact is Monica Perez, 700 Club Audience Club coordinator, available at and 787-485-8758.

The taping will take place at North Star Studios at 3201 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207

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