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.

  • 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

  • Delta Launches First Biometric Terminal At Hartfield Jackson
  • Former MARTA Administrator Pleads Guilty To Federal Theft Charges
  • Atlanta United Playoff Run Continues Tonight In New York City

  • Two Iranian Citizens Indicted For Cyber Attack On City Of Atlanta
  • Battery Manufacturer Plans Factory In Jackson County
  • GA Congressional Delegation Seeks Funding For Hurricane-Impacted Farmers

  • Class Action Lawsuit Against Fulton County Moves Forward
  • Pecan Harvest Down By Half Following Hurricane
  • Freeze Warning In Effect Tonight For South And Coastal Georgia

  • Change Of Venue Proposed In Grinstead Murder Case
  • Early Voting Begins Today In Georgia Runoff Elections
  • Cannabis Oil Conundrum Headed To 2019 Legislative Session

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 what can happen when our plasma cells deviate from their mission of making a wide variety of antibodies that target bacteria and other “invaders”. 

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.


  • Black Friday, Small Business Saturday Lure Shoppers
  • FEMA Closing Two Disaster Recovery Centers Monday
  • Georgia - Georgia Tech Football Rivalry Game Saturday

  • Atlanta City Council Ponders Replacement For Ivory Young Jr.
  • Former Congressman Mac Collins Dead At 74
  • PSC's Doug Everett Resigns

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 miraculous way our taste buds are able to rebound from injury, unlike our other sensory systems.

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.


  • Hurricane Relief Bill Progressing Through State Senate
  • GEMA Opens New State Operations Center
  • Urban Slave Quarters Exhibit Opens In Savannah

  • Election Results Still Not Finalized
  • Special Legislative Session To Vote On Hurricane Relief Funding
  • Record Number Of Guns Seized At Hartfield Jackson Checkpoints

  • Special Legislative Session Underway
  • State Senator Among Protestors Arrested At Capitol Building
  • White Supremists Denied Permit For Rally At Stone Mountian During Superbowl

  • Federal Judge Extends Election Certification Deadline
  • State Legislators Back In Atlanta For Special Session
  • State Rep. John Meadows Dead At 74

  • Abrams, Bourdeaux Campaigns File Lawsuits
  • Pilot Error Blamed For May C-130 Crash In Savannah
  • Atlanta United Moves To Next Round Of MLS Playoffs

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