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:


Weekdays August 9th-17th from 5:00-9:00 a.m.

Weekday mornings of the Iowa State Fair, Van & Bonnie will broadcast their morning show on Newsradio 1040 WHO live from the WHO Radio Crystal radio studios building on the Grand Avenue concourse of the State Fairgrounds near the Grand Avenue entrance.

Thursday, August 16, 11 am

Van takes balloons to children in area hospitals. 

Saturday, September 1st from 10:00 a.m. to noon

Join Van at the Brass Armadillo at 701 NE 50th in Des Moines for a live radio broadcast event.


Friday, September 7 at 10 am

It's the monthly "Walk With Van." Come walk a mile or so with Van.  Meet at East 6th and Locust at Fleet Feet Sports. No charge!  No fundraising!  Just fun and walking!


Saturday, September 8 from 12 noon to 2 pm

Van broadcasts from a yet to be named Hy-Vee Market Grille to celebrate the Iowa/Iowa State game. 


Sunday, September 9 at 10 am

Van is the guest speaker and delivers the sermon message at First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines, 8250 NW 62nd Ave, in Johnston. 


Monday, September 10th from 5:00-9:00 a.m.

Van's morning show broadcast will be at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes to benefit Adult and Teen Challenge of the Midlands. The golf club is located at 11200 NW Towner Drive on highway 141.



Sunday, November 4, 7pm

Van hosts a big Simon Estes event at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines to benefit Des Moines' Joshua Christian Academy. 925 Jordan Creek Parkway. 


Friday, November 30, 5 to 9 am.

While broadcasting the morning radio show live from the Iowa State Fair grounds, Van and Iowa Select Farms hand out 5,000 free pork loins for a Christmas meal for anyone that needs one. 


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.