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.

  • 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

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 stress can cause some people to retain too much sodium, and thus drive up blood pressure. 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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  • Kemp Joins Governors At White House Meeting With President Trump
  • Flu Claims Another Life In Georgia
  • Bainbridge High School Surives Hurricane, Wins State Championship

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  • Sen. Perdue Says He Supports Criminal Justice Reform Bill
  • Three Columbus Area Companies Announce Layoffs Just Before Holiday
  • Augusta Crime Sweep Nets 27 Suspects From One Zip Code

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  • Hemp Farming Could Be Coming To Georgia
  • Environmental Groups Suing Feds Over Seismic Testing Off Coast
  • Farmer's Mental Health Considered At Atlanta Meeting

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  • Federal Government Report Slams Equifax For Data Breach
  • Altanta Most Expensive City For Commuters
  • House District 28 Seat Won By 2 Votes

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  • Fans And Players Celebrate Atlanta United MLS Championship
  • Police Officers To Go On Trial For Shooting Unarmed Men
  • State Goes After Unpaid Taxes From Uber

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 new potential new treatment for a particularly severe form of glaucoma.  handful of molecules scientists have found that regulate gene expression in glaucoma.  

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.


  • Wintry Weather Headed To Georgia
  • Kemp Announces Selections For Legislative Floor Leadership
  • Atlanta United One Win Away From MLS Championship

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  • Fewer Georgians Signing Up For Health Care
  • Statesboro Decriminalizes Pot Possession
  • New Manufacturing Facility Coming To Thomasville

  • Election Re-Do And Run Offs In Georgia Today
  • Number Of Georgia Children Without Health Insurance Rises
  • Georgia Politicians Remember Bush 41

  • Run Off Elections Tomorrow
  • Tornado Touchdown Near Kings Bay Naval Base
  • Medical College Of Georgia Open New 72,000 Sq. Ft. Cancer Research Facility

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 synthetic molecule researchers have developed to aid in the battle against potentially deadly pneumonia.

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.


  • Georgia Democratic Party Files Suit Over Run Off Absentee Ballots
  • Georgia Businesses Pay Almost $90m In Tariffs
  • Atlanta United To Play For MLS Championship

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