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:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21:  1 to 3 pm.  Van broadcasts from the Home and Remodeling show in the Jacobson building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  Free admission. 

 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22...12 NOON TO 1:45 PM...Van speaks at the Winter Family Banquet of the statewide Quaker men of Iowa.  Musco Technology Center on the campus of William Penn University. 

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 4 TO 6 PM, Van broadcasts from the brand new Tommy's Car Wash, 180 Alice's Road next to IHOP in Waukee.  

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29,  11 am to 1 pm,  Ottumwa Bridge View Center,  Van speaks at the Ottumwa, Iowa Home and Garden show. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 8:30 AM:  Van speaks to the International Association of Fairs and Expositions at the Des Moines downtown Hilton .

FRIDAY, MARCH 6,   5 TO 9 AM: Van broadcast from the "Meals from the Heartland" building in West Des Moines.    Sign up sheet at Click on the Meals from the Heartland logo.  If you'd like to volunteer to come and help us, we need help! This will also be a send-off party and the last day of broadcasting for Bonnie Lucas, who announced her retirement after 25 years of co-hosting the morning show. 

 SATURDAY, MARCH 7; 7:30 AM,  Grinnell Iowa, Van speaks to the "Ox Strong" mens group at Grinnell Christian church, 1331 Hobart Street. All are welcome.  

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 ... 10 AM TO 12 NOON. Van broadcasts from the Brass Armadillo at 701 NE 50th, Des Moines. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 21:  Van broadcasts at the Iowa Flower, Lawn & Garden Show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  10 am to 1 pm. 

 SATURDAY, APRIL 4,  9 TO 11 AM.  Van broadcasts from the IOWA HORSE SHOW at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. 

 SATURDAY, APRIL 11.  10 am to 1 pm. Van broadcast from the Spring open house of Midwest Construction at 2021 SE 44th court, Grimes. 


MONDAY, MAY 25TH, MEMORIAL DAY. Van does the 5 to 9 morning show from the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston.  

FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH:  Second "Walk With Van" 10 am at Fleet Feet as above.  

 AUGUST 6 THROUGH 14:   Van broadcasts his morning radio show from 5 to 9 each weekday from the WHO Radio Crystal Studio on the Grand Ave concourse at the fairgrounds. 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,   5 TO 9 AM,  Van broadcasts live from the Adult and Teen Challenge Golf Marathon at Beaver  Creek Golf Course, north of Des Moines on highway 141.   A fundraiser to help Central Iowans that are trying to beat addictions and dependencies.