Van Harden is program director for Newsradio 1040 WHO. He hosts
Van and Bonnie in the Morning
with Bonnie Lucas.
Van grew up in Adel, Iowa, just outside Des Moines. Being an only child,
his parents reported he was an extremely creative and inventive child.
Kindergarten through 12th grade he walked across the street to school
every day. He attended Drake University in Des Moines where he received a
B.A. in Radio/TV Journalism in 1973.
Under Van's leadership, WHO Radio has won seven national
National Association of
, two of which were awarded to him personally as
medium market personality of the year in 1992 and 1997.
In 2004, Van invented the "DayTeller
timepiece, which became available to the public in 2005 through