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.

  • 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

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 childhood trauma and a life-long risk for hypertension and heart disease.

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.


  • Abrams Volunteers Push For Provisional Ballot Completions
  • Barrow, Raffensperger In Secretary Of State Runoff
  • Special Legislative Session On Hurricane Damage Begins Tuesday

  • Kemp Resigns From GA Secreatary Of State Post
  • Archdiocese Of Atlanta Releases Names of Alleged Sex Abusers
  • GA Secretary Of State Race Heads To Run Off

  • More Than Just The Governor's Race To Be Decided Today
  • ATL City Council Approves Gulch Deal
  • Hawks Go For 2-In-A-Row Tonight In Charlotte

  • Kemp's Office Investigating Hacking Attempt
  • Georgia's High Court Orders Public Reprimand For Chatham Co. Judge
  • Former GA Supreme Court Chief Justic Dies In Auto Accident

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 acute or chronic kidney inflammation effects the powerhouses that fuel our cells. 

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.


  • Jewish Communities Invite Everyone To Shabbat
  • Augusta HBCU Paine College Earns Re-Accreditation
  • Georgia Scores Poorly On Pre-Mature Births

  • Oprah, Pence Campaigning In Georgia Today
  • Libertarian Candidate May Force Run Off In Governor's Race
  • Atlanta United Begins MLS Playoff Run

  • Vigil Held At The Temple In Atlanta For Synagogue Shooting Victims
  • Grovetown Mayor Cancels Halloween Sex Offender Round Up
  • Healthcare Playing A Role In Voter Election Decisions

  • Judge To Rule On Exact Match Voter Registration Enforcement
  • Obama, Trump To Campaign In Georgia
  • FBI Examining Suspicious Package Addressed To CNN

  • Atlanta's Jewish Community Reacts To Synagogue Shooting
  • Former President Carter Calls On Kemp To Resign Secretary Of State Post
  • Atlanta City Council To Hold Special Session On Gulch Redevelopment Proposal

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 discovery that might help both men and women battle the ravages of oxidative stress.

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.


  • Kemp Appeals Absentee Ballot Ruling
  • Missing Absentee Ballot Applications Alleged In DeKalb County
  • VP Pence Schedules Multiple Rallies In Georgia

  • South Georgia Jury Rules In Favor Of Fired Corrections Officer
  • New Program Helps Released Inmates Overcome Substance Use Disorders
  • Hawks Come From Behind To Win Home Opener

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