iHeartMedia Des Moines’ 1040 WHO has just had Van Harden and Bonnie Lucas inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, an honor given to a special group of people who have led their organizations and their communities, leaving a legacy of impact behind. The Van and Bonnie Show has played an important role in the community for 24 years.
The awards luncheon took place Saturday afternoon at the West Des Moines Marriot.
Harden and Lucas are the fourth and fifth 1040 WHO personalities to be inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
“Just coming to a job you love where you can have fun and help people every day is amazing enough in itself,” said Harden. “Especially when I’ve been able to do it with such an uplifting and fun co-host for over three decades. Being inducted into the Iowa Broadcasting Hall of Fame with so many incredible broadcasters is truly a surreal and over-the-top experience.”
“This job is not work,” said Lucas. “It’s having fun talking with your friends, inviting them into your world. It’s being in the middle of all the news that’s happening both locally and all around the world. It’s working with a co-host for decades who has been my friend for 40 years. We don’t do this for awards, but this award is extremely special.”
The National Association of Broadcasters has recognized the “Van and Bonnie Show” four times with a Marconi Award for “Best Radio Personality.” In addition, Harden and Lucas have received numerous awards for their community service.