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, December 3, 12 noon. Van speaks to the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce, live from Marshalltown via Zoom. Details at Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce. .

Friday, December 4, 5 to 9 am, Operation Christmas Meal, live from the Iowa State Fairgrounds, giving out free pork roasts to needy families.

Tuesday, December 8, A sentimental homecoming trip for Van as he broadcasts his WHO Radio morning show from KDLS Radio in Perry. The spot where he started his radio career 50 years ago. 

Friday, December 11, 5 to 9 am.  Van broadcasts from the WHO RADIO/Pinkyswear Radiothon. Location TBA

Friday, January 8, 5 to 9 am After 50 years of broadcasting to Iowa, Van's final day on the air.