Van's Appearances & Speaking Events

Over the years Van has earned his reputation as a well-known broadcaster and great speaker. He continues to share his passion for radio and love for Iowa by speaking or broadcasting at local events. You can see Van at one of his appearances coming up! 

Events to Watch for:


 Wow!  What a turn out it was on Friday, November 2!

Special thanks to all of you that came to hear Van speak. 400 people were expected.  Over 750 turned out and filled the Prairie Meadows Convention Center Ballroom. Van was the featured speaker of Bankers Trust and their Secure Lifestyles club annual dinner.. 

Friday, November 23, 2 to 5 pm 

Van does a book signing party for his new book in Marshalltown, Iowa,  at Stepping Stones Book Store, at 14 West Main Street.

Saturday, November 24, 12 noon to 4 pm

Another book signing at the Grinnell, Iowa Stepping Stones Book store at 1009 Main Street. 


Saturday, November 24, 8 pm

 It's "Van & Bonnie Night" at the Temple Theater in Downtown Des Moines for the 8 pm performance of Triple Espresso. Discount tickets for only $10.40 available at  Enter promo code WHOAM.


Friday, November 30, 5 to 8 am.

While broadcasting the morning radio show live from the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Van and Iowa Select Farms hand out 5,000 free 5 pound pork loins for a Christmas meal for anyone that needs one.  If you know a family in need, or you are one, come and get it while they last before 8 am. 


Saturday, December 1:

                            10 am to 12 noon.  Van does a book signing event at Choices Book Store                                   at 101 West 2nd Street North in Newton, Iowa, then it's quickly off to their                                 sister store in West Des Moines.

                             1 pm to 3 pm that same day. A book signing at the Choices store at 2900                                 University Ave in West Des Moines, suite 210, in the Clock-tower Square. 

Friday December 14 all day

Van and WHO Radio host the Pinky Swear Christmas-time radiothon on WHO Radio to raise money for local families that have a child with cancer. 


Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Van will give the keynote speech at the "Iowa Healthiest State" annual banquet. The event will be held at the Ron Pearson Hy-Vee Conference Center in West Des Moines.


Wednesday, June 5, 12:00 pm

Van speaks to the Newcomers Compass Club Luncheon. Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway.