Drew Dawson

Station Manager/Host

Drew Dawson is the Station Manager/Host at GPB radio’s Augusta bureau. He is a veteran radio broadcaster, program manager and news professional. Prior to joining GPB, he was part of the multi-platform news operation at the iconic WGBH in Boston. 

Dawson has worked for Virtual News Center, Westwood One’s Metro Networks and several local stations across the country.

He is originally from Boston and is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how Viagra may be an effective agent against colorectal cancer. The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.  The Medical Minute is written and produced by The Medical College of Georgia in collaboration with GPB-Augusta.


  • More Than 100 Cited On First Day Of 'Hands Free Georgia Act'
  • Thousands Expected For Peachtree Road Race On Wednesday
  • Forest Park To Decriminalize Marijuana

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses the progress scientists are making in engineering human t-cells that will target liver cancer.


  • GBI Warns Of Deadly New Street Drug Found During Autopsies
  • Savannah Names New Police Chief
  • 4th Inmate Dies In Custody This Week

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how two immunotherapies may work synergistically to battle certain tumors.  


  • Equifax Inside Trader Indicted
  • Georgia Teen Births At All-Time Low
  • DEA Raids Gray, GA Medical Practice

  • SCOTUS Decision On Florida - Georgia Water Wars
  • Mercer University Gets $700K N.I.H. Grant
  • Today Is National HIV Testing Day

  • Veteran Lights Himself On Fire At Georgia Capital Building
  • Reality Winner Enters Guilty Plea In Espionage Case
  • Protest Rally Set For This Afternoon Following SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling

  • MARTA Maintains Streetcar Fare
  • Plasma Manufacturing Plant On The Way To Covington
  • Goats Go To Work In  Savannah

  • Cobb County Files Opiod Lawsuit
  • Half Of Evidence Missing In Timothy Coggins Murder Trial
  • Atlanta Employment Rate At All-Time High

  • Cagle Committee To Consider State Take Over Of Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • DNR To Vote On New Rules For Deer Hunters
  • Georgia Aquarium Expansion Project Moves Forward

  • Georgia Maintains Triple-A Credit Rating
  • Augusta Takes Steps Toward White Water Riverfront Attraction
  • Another Child Dies After Being Left In Hot Car

  • Atlanta City Council Approves First Budget Of Lance Bottoms Administration
  • No-Show Jurors May Delay Race-Related Murder Trial
  • DOE Appealing MOX Construction Continuation Ruling

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how Neutrophil Extracellular Traps…or NET’s…can worsen the damage caused by traumatic brain injury. 


  • Report Says Cagle Got No Money From Walton Family Foundation
  • Chattahoochee Now Safe For Recreational Use
  • Hands-Free Phone Use Mandate Goes Into Effect July 1st

  • Cagle Purchased Downtown ATL Condo From Lobbyist For Below Market Value
  • Flannery O'Connor's "Andalusia" To Re-open Next Week
  • Hundreds Of American Airlines Flight Cancellations Impact Georgia Travelers

  • Georgia Sued Over Congressional District Lines
  • Proposed Camden Spaceport Under Scrutiny
  • 125-Year-Old Church Building Moved In Augusta

  • Atlanta Could Play Big Role In 2026 World Cup
  • Audit Uncovers Overtime Overruns During Reed Administration
  • UGA Football Season Tickets More Expensive To Get

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An ambitious historic preservation project in Augusta achieves a major milestone Wednesday.  Trinity CME Church is being moved to a new location.

 

“Mother Trinity”, as it is affectionately known, is considered the birthplace of the Christian Methodist Episcopal denomination. The stately brick structure, with its twin spires and multiple stain glass windows, has occupied the corner of 8th and Taylor Streets for more than 125 years.

Environmental contamination from a 19th century manufactured gas plant made it necessary for the congregation to sell the building in 1997.  It's been empty ever since. There was talk over the years of demolishing it, but the leadership of the Augusta Canal National Heritage area, which owns land adjacent to the church, thought it was worth saving. Engineers, contractors and donors, came with up a plan to move the church to a new location a few hundred yards away.

Work began early this year excavating under the church and installing a lattice of massive steel beams. Then came the task of getting it on wheels. Dayton Sherrouse, executive director of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, said 12 dollies and 96 tires will roll the church to its new home.

  • Atlanta Municipal Court Back In Operation
  • New Study Says Georgia 9th Ranked State Economy In U.S.
  • Andrew Young Health Update

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how the protein MGP can be used to identify dialysis patients most at risk for associated cardiovascular disease. 


  • Additional Federal Funding For SHEP Secured
  • ATL Municipal Court Computers Repaired Today
  • Music Midtown Announces 2018 Line Up

  • Wheel Chair User Sue Atlanta For Alleged ADA Violations
  • Federal Judge Blocks D.O.E. Move To Halt MOX Construction at SRS
  • Cagle Admits Making Senate Decisions For Personal Political Gain

  • Fulton County Decriminalizes Marijuana
  • Federal Funding For Savannah Harbor Expansion Clears House
  • GA DNR Fielding More Alligator Calls This Spring

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