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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  • Ga. Ports Executive Director Says Talmadge Bridge Should Be Replaced
  • Atlanta Job Numbers For December Set Record
  • MLK Family Home To Be Open To Public

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  • Atlanta Exploring Options To Pay TSA Workers
  • Kemp Pushing Budget Proposals At Capital
  • NAACP Calls Out Legislator For Supporting Racist Institutions And White Supremacy

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  • Health Care For Seniors In Kemp Budget
  • Some Fulton County Teachers Getting A Pay Raise
  • Markakis Re-Ups With The Braves

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  • TSA Imports Screeners For Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport
  • AU Medical Center And University Health Join Forces For Cancer Care
  • New Park Opens On Jekyll Island

  • MLK Holiday Events
  • Gov. Kemp Approval Rating Lags In Recent Poll
  • Civil Rights Museum Opens New Exhibit

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 biofeedback therapy is helping people with a tough-to-treat form of constipation known as “Dyssynergic Defecation”.  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.  


  • Democrats Call For Medicaid Expansion In Response To Gov. Kemp's Address
  • Delta Airlines Provides Grant To Re-Open MLK National Historical Park
  • Georgia Southern University Names Marrero As New President

  • Kemp Delivers State Of The State Address
  • Government Shutdown Impacts Women's Health Services
  • Gladys Knight To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl

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Augusta’s smoke-free ordinance went into effect on Jan. 1. It outlaws smoking and vaping in most public buildings, and requires smokers and vapers outside to stay a “reasonable distance” away. 


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Downtown Augusta is home to hundreds of horses and cows this week. But not for a livestock show. It’s the 40th annual Augusta Futurity cutting horse competition, a ranch necessity that’s now a sport.

 


  • Kemp Inauguration Today
  • Georgia Increases Number Of Medical Residencies
  • Big Boi Joins Super Bowl Half Time Show

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 designed to determine which FDA-approved treatment for Fecal Incontinence is actually most effective. 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.  

  • TSA Workers Protest At Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • King Center Announces Calendar Of Events For MLK Holiday
  • GA House Speaker Ralston Opposes Passing Religious Freedom Legislation

  • Flu Hitting Georgia Hard
  • S.A.F.E Commission Takes Public Comments In Atlanta
  • Gov. Deal To Lecture At UGA and Other State Universities

  • State Department Of Corrections Improves Solitary Confinement Conditions
  • Campaign Warns Teens Of Tobacco Use Danger
  • Volunteers Sought To Keep Coastal National Parks Open During Shutdown

  • Clean Up After East Georgia Train Derailment To Take Weeks
  • $1.4mil Allocated For Airport To Handle Super Bowl Crowds
  • Cartersville High School Grad Leads Clemson To National Title

  • E-Scooter Regulations On Atlanta City Council Agenda Today
  • Train Derailment Spills Hydrochloric Acid In East Georgia
  • Georgia Productions Win At Golden Globe Awards

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 possible benefits of aerobic exercise for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.  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.  


  • Proposed New Voting Machines Tested
  • Coca Cola Aquires Coffee Company
  • First Right Whale Calf Of Season 

  • Raw Sewage Contaminating Chatahoochie River Near Mableton
  • 116th Congress Begins Session Today
  • Menu For Masters Champions Dinner Announced

  • 17 Bills Pre-Filed Ahead Of Jan. 14 Legislative Session Opening
  • Federal Government Shutdown Affects Georgia
  • 8000 Georgians Ticketed For Cell Phone Use While Driving in 2018

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 antimicrobial peptides our skin produces that can act like natural antibiotics, but can also be adversely affected by the common skin condition, “psoriasis”.  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.  

  • State's Safe Holiday Driving Campaign Underway
  • Henry County  12-Year-Old Recognized For Homeless Charity
  • Rural Schools Get Arts Education Grants

  • Senator Perdue "Hopeful" For Budget Impasse Solution
  • Atlanta United Names New Head Coach
  • Hartsfield Jackson Airport Ramps Up Efforts To Prevent Collisions With Wildlife

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 connection between our taste buds and cells in our brain that helps us remember tastes, textures, and aromas of different foods.  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. 


  • Raffensperger Outlines First Year Priorities
  • Analyst Projects New Plant Vogtle Units Will Not Be Completed On Schedule
  • Former GOP Governor Candidate Indicted For Insurance Fraud 

  • Uber Launches Electric Scooter Service In Atlanta
  • American Bar Association Places John Marshall Law School On Probation
  • Peach Drop Moving Back To Atlanta Underground

  • Ag Secretary Perdue Green Lights Loan Program For Hurricane Effected Farmers
  • German Shipping Company To Bring Jobs To Gwinnett County
  • Chick-Fil-A On Track To Become Third Largest Restaurant Chain

  • Funeral For DeKalb Officer Edgar Flores This Morning
  • Georgians' Lifespan Impacted by Race, Location
  • Snellville Mayor Takes Plea Deal On Felony Counts

  • Georgia Ranks 47th In Tobacco Use Prevention Funding
  • Another Earthquake Shook Parts Of Georgia Yesterday
  • Funeral For Slain Officer Set For Tuesday

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