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. He's often asked to speak about radio, faith, his inventions, his books, his experiences with famous people and tell his funny and emotional stories. You can see Van at one of his appearances coming up! 

Events to Watch for:

THURSDAY, JUNE 13,  Van & Bonnie inducted to the Iowa Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the Iowa Broadcasters Association. 12 noon at Broadcaster's Convention.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 4 to 6 pm.  Van does a book signing for his book "How You Look, How You Feel: Personal Transformation," at the Urbandale H-Vee.

MONDAY, JUNE 17: Van celebrates his birthday and a full moon.  Coincidence? 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19,  Van goes to Zimbabwe, Africa, for a mission trip. Conditions there are not good.  Please pray. 

SATURDAY, JULY 20, Van and Becky Plager are married!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17,  7 pm: Van speaks to a hospital's stroke support group at New Hope Methodist Church 4525 Beaver Ave in Des Moines. For details call Sue Knapp at 515-249-4272.

FRIDAY, JULY 26:  5 TO 9 AM.  Van and Bonnie blood drive at Valley West Mall.