Drew Dawson

Host & Station Manager

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.

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  • Public Meeting On Savannah Bluff Lock And Dam Removal Tonight

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  • Mercedes Benz Stadium Goes Cashless

Billy Birdwell / Army Corp of Engineers

Augusta area residents’ opportunity to comment on a controversial report recommending the removal of The Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam has been extended an additional 30 days to April 16. 

We’ve had requests from both the local and federal government representatives to extend it in order to give people time to kind of digest the report and fully understand what they’re reading before they’re able to make informed comments," Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Russell Wicke said.


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  • Needle Exchange Proposal Clears House
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  • Federal Judge In Atlanta Temporarily Preserves Accreditation Of HBCU In North Carolina

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  • GA Legislative Session At Mid-Point
  • Mid-Year Budget Sent To Gov. Kemp's Desk
  • Braves Begin Pre-Season With Back-To-Back Losses

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  • GA Supreme Court Ruling Jeopardizes DUI Cases
  • Cyclorama Re-opens Today
  • Atlanta United Lose First Game In International Tournament

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  • House Subcommittee Approves New Voting Machines
  • Bill To Create State Authority For Hartsfield Jackson Airport Introduced
  • Atlanta United Plays In Costa Rica Tonight

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  • Judge Grants Class Action Status In Plant Vogtle Lawsuit
  • Cotton Growers Face Financial Challenge Without Federal Disaster Assistance
  • Bill Proposes Improved Treatment For Medicaid Patients With HIV

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  • Bottoms Supports Removing Previous Pay Question On City Job Applications
  • Lisa Borders Steps Down From CEO Role At Times Up
  • GA Dept. Of Natural Resources Allocates $500K To Fight Landfill Fire

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  • Medical College Of Georgia Proposes Free Tuition For Students Who Will Practice In Underserved Areas
  • Bill Proposes Protection For Those Who Rescue Animals From Hot Cars
  • Rep. Rick Allen Opposes Army Corps Of Engineers Plan For Savannah River in Augusta

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 an enzyme, known to help our liver function properly, might also one day help protect retinas threatened by low blood supply. 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 GPBNews.Org and search “The Medical Minute”.  The Medical Minute is written and produced by The Medical College of Georgia in collaboration with GPB-Augusta. 

 


Drew Dawson/GPB News

This week, the water level of the Savannah River in Augusta is lower than it’s been in recent memory.

The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a simulation of conditions that would exist if the aging Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam is replaced by a rock weir and fish passage.  That change is one of the environmental measures planned to offset the effects of The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. 

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  • State Republicans Unveil Patients First Act
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  • Decatur Confederate Monument Defined As White Supremacy Symbol

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  • Proposed Bill Would Restore Electronic Device Prohibition For Teen Drivers
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Students and staff at Augusta University have a new, environmentally friendly alternative for travel around town and between campuses. “JAGRide” is the new bike-share service introduced in mid-January.  Although bike-shares are popular in Atlanta, Savannah, and on The University of Georgia campus, this is a first for the city of Augusta. 


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 being made in The TEDDY Study, which is tracking how genes, and environmental factors like diet and infections, conspire to cause Type 1 Diabetes. 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 GPBNews.Org and search “The Medical Minute”.  The Medical Minute is written and produced by The Medical College of Georgia in collaboration with GPB-Augusta.  


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  • Georgia Tourism Industry Breaks Records
  • Atlanta Mayor Appoints New Chief Of Staff
  • Attorney General Supports MLK Memorial On Stone Mountain

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  • Atlanta City Council Considers New Rules For Employee Bonuses
  • Augusta Airport Crippled By Power Outage
  • Senator Isakson Invites May Bottoms To State Of The Union Address

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  • 100K Passengers Expected At Airport Today
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  • Plant Vogtle Construction Update May Be Delayed

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 a study aimed at find help for people who suffer from insomnia, nightmares and suicidal thoughts as a result of PTSD.  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 GPBNews.Org and search “The Medical Minute”.  The Medical Minute is written and produced by The Medical College of Georgia in collaboration with GPB-Augusta.  


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