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Our Story

KWVH evolved from an idea in the mind of Susan Raybuck, Founder and Board Member Emeritus, in 2011. With grit, determination, duct tape, and baling wire, the dream of creating a community radio station in Wimberley evolved. Wimberley's heartbreaking flood disaster on Memorial Day weekend provided the spark, prompting the FCC to grant KWVH an emergency broadcast license. 


The work of dozens of volunteers, financial donors, and thousands of hours of planning culminated in the first on-air FM broadcast day on August 22, 2016. Susan Raybuck, Mike Crusham, and John Brown built a programming lineup of volunteer show hosts covering a variety of music and talk formats to provide a 24-hour schedule of news, information, and entertainment to the Wimberley Valley and beyond. 

Today there are untold listeners across the nation and World; representing residents and visitors, business owners, students and graduates who love Wimberley.

Tim Kiesling

Tim Kiesling

General Manager


Tim hails from Logansport, IN and started in radio at a local station as a teenager. He’s worked as a program or marketing director for several broadcast companies over some 25 years in Lansing, San Antonio, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas, and Austin. He’s even worked as a sports broadcaster for San Antonio’s NBC affiliate WOAI-TV. Tim lives in Woodcreek and enjoys being under the dark sky with his dogs, Willie and Millie and is an avid wine and cooking aficionado.

Brach Thomas

Brach Thomas

Production & Ops Director


Brach is the man behind the curtain here at Wimberley Valley Radio and has brought great passion and energy to this station. Look for him out and about town, gathering news, events, pictures and video as he brings the content on KWVH to life!


Keeps the train moving on time.

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