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:

Friday, October 19.  Free!

This is a big one. Just like taking you to our "Journey to the Center of the Earth," I love to get you into places you would not otherwise be allowed to go!  This time, live during our morning show from 5 to 9 am, the amazing United Brick Plant in Adel is opening up to all of you, not only to watch, smell, hear and feel bricks being made and baked in a 2000 degree kiln, but you'll get a free gift too!  A commemorative Van and Bonnie brick!  Bring your friends.  Bring your family!  We've put it on a Friday and many have told us they're taking the day off and driving from a long ways away!  1831 Main Street, on the west side of Adel. If it's not free and fun, we don't do it!!!!  I'd love to meet you there.  We'll be inside broadcasting! Image result for united brick adel iowa

Friday, November 2,  5 pm, Prairie Meadows Events Center

Van speaks at the Bankers Trust Secure Lifestyles dinner to their Secure Lifestyles members at the Prairie Meadows Events Center. .   

Thursday, November 8, 2 to 4 PM 

Live broadcast from "The Reserve on Walnut Creek."  2727 82nd Place Urbandale.


Sunday, November 11, 10:30 am

Van speaks to an Adult class at Westminster Presbyterian church at 4114 Allison Ave in Des Moines. 



Friday, November 30, 5 to 9 am.

While broadcasting the morning radio show live from the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Van and Iowa Select Farms hand out 5,000 free 5 pound pork loins for a Christmas meal for anyone that needs one.  If you know a family in need, or you are one, come and get it while they last. 


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.


Wednesday, June 5, 12:00 pm

Van speaks to the Newcomers Compass Club Luncheon. Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway.