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.

  • Abrams, Kemp Meet In First Televised Debate
  • Machines Allegedly Credit Abrams Votes To Kemp In Bartow, Dodge Counties
  • Nobel Prize Winner Says Georgia Is A Clean Energy Leader

  • Gov. Deal Calls Special Legislative Session To Address Hurricane Costs
  • Atlanta United Manager To Leave Team Following Playoffs
  • Mass Layoff Notices Expected Next Month At Savannah River Site MOX Facility

  • GA Early Voting At Record Pace
  • Lt. Governor Candidates Spar In Atlanta Press Club Debate
  • Update On SuperBowl Preparations

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 consuming probiotics can lead to brain fogginess and significant belly bloating.

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.


  • Window To Replace SNAP Food Lost In Hurricane Extended
  • Polio-Like Disease Infects Three Georgia Children
  • State Farm Arena Grand Re-Opening Saturday

  • GA Unemployment Numbers Best In More Than A Decade
  • Federal Court To Look At Georgia Absentee Ballot Process
  • Atlanta Housing Market Slows

  • Trump Visits Storm Ravaged Areas Of GA, FL
  • Early Voting Begins Today In Georgia
  • Abrams Participates In Atlanta Pride Parade

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 aggressive breast cancer commandeers a system in our body that is supposed to destroy cancer 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.


  • Hurricane Recovery Efforts Underway Across Georgia
  • Kemp Defends 53-Thousand 'On Hold' Voter Applications
  • Maternal Healthcare Options Limited In 58 Georgia Counties

  • One Death Attributed To Hurricane Michael In Georgia
  • Georgia's Agriculture Industry Hit Hard
  • President Trump Likely To Visit Storm Damaged Areas Next Week. 

  • Hurricane Michael Heads Toward Georgia
  • High Profile Politicians Campaign For GA Governor Candidates
  • Former APS Educators Surrender To Begin Prison Terms

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 obesity, alcoholism, and hepatitis actually lead down the road to liver damage.

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.


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 intersection between declining mental health, crime and involuntary hospitalization or incarceration.

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.


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  • Job Training Grant Money Goes Unspent In Fulton County
  • 600 Jobs Coming To Columbus With Colorado-Based Employer
  • Health Departments Along Coast Begin Offering Flu Shots

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 and why our bones tend to become more fragile with age.

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.


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  • Plant Vogtle Vote Due By Monday
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To Open Atlanta Office
  • Atlanta City Council Holds Listening Session On Street Name Changes

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  • Family Of Georgia Tech Shooting Victim Sues The University
  • Kemp Releases School Safety Plan
  • District 28 Redo Set For December 4th

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  • Judge Rules Against Paper Ballots For November Election
  • Vote On Gulch Redevelopment Tax Incentives Delayed
  • Coca Cola: "No Interest In Marijuana Or Cannabis"

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  • Paper Ballot Decision Pending
  • Georgia Red Cross Volunteers Deploy For Florence Recovery
  • Parks & Trails Network Proposed Along Chattahoochee River

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 happens in our bodies at the cellular level as a result of physical trauma like a car accident or bullet wound.  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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  • Hurricane Florence Poses Minimal Risk To Georgia
  • Atlanta City Council Discusses The Future Of The Gulch
  • College Football Teams Adjust Weekend Schedules

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  • Hurricane Florence Will Impact Georgia
  • Attorneys: State Can't Take Over Hartsfield Jackson Airport Until 2036
  • GBI Sends Atlanta City Hall Open Records Probe Results To Attorney General

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  • Gov. Deal Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane Florence
  • Abrams, Kent Schedule Two Debates
  • Hearing On Switch To Paper Ballots Underway

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  • New GM At Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • Affordable Housing Complex Opens In Atlanta
  • Hurricane Florence

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  • Augusta Enacts Smoking Ban
  • Organization Calls For Transparency In Ambulance Provider Selection Process
  • Christian University In GA. Cuts Ties With Nike

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 brain scientists call “cracking the neural code”… understanding how our neurons work together to enable “thinking” and “doing” in real time.  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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  • Mayor Bottoms Cancels Agreement To House ICE Detainees At City Jail
  • Augusta Boarding House For Homeless And Indigent Ordered Closed
  • Former Atlanta Police Officer Re-Indicted On Felony Murder Charge

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  • $50m To Georgia Farmers To Cover Tariff Losses
  • Record Number Of Children In Georgia Foster Care System
  • Project Chronicles South's LGBTQ History

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  • New Atlanta Web Portal To Show Government Spending
  • Contentious Debate For Rights To Provide Augusta Ambulance Service
  • Braves Try Again Against Red Sox Tonight At SunTrust Park

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  • Reward Offered In Confederate Monument Vandalization 
  • Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice To Be Sworn In
  • Atlanta Dream One Win Away From WNBA Finals Berth

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