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:


MONDAY, OCTOBER 28...12 noon to 3 pm.... Van speaks at Central Iowa Senior Network Senior Life Conference, details at


 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6 PM....Van speaks at a Steak dinner of a men's group at New Life Church in Pleasant Hill.  


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 11:15 am...Van speaks to the Ames Chapter of Medical Assistant's Fall workshop at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8: 1 TO 4 PM....Van and Becky open their home as one of 5 homes in Adel in the Adel Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce group. This 160 year old house was once visited by Babe Ruth, and on display will be Van's 5 Marconi awards and his model stadium collection. Keep watching this space for location information as the event gets closer. 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, Van speaks to the Altoona Methodist Mens group. Time yet to be determined.  


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 4 OR 5 PM: Van speaks to high school and college students at the downtown Marriott Hotel. 


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY the evening...Van speaks to the Ames Cornerstone Encore Group. 


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22...12 NOON TO 1:45 PM...Van speaks at the Winter Family Banquet of the statewide Mennonite Friends churches. Location to be announced.