Drew Dawson

Station Manager/Host

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.

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 benefit of breastfeeding for the development of babies’ immune 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 at Augusta University in collaboration with GPB-Augusta


  • Ft. Stewart Soldiers Will Not Be Retried For 1992 Murder
  • Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Earns 16 Emmy Nominations
  • Braves' Freddie Freeman In All-Star Game Home Run Derby

  • Tonight's Republican Gubernatorial Debate Promises Fireworks
  • New UPS Hub To Hire 3000 Workers
  • Atlanta Dream Set WNBA Record

  • $100m Cyber Center Opens In Augusta
  • Fulton County Property Owners Brace For Tax Increase
  • Grant Funding Sought For Election System Upgrade

  • Premiums On Healthcare.Gov To Increase For 2019
  • Atlanta Has A New Chief Education Officer
  • Georgia - Made Movie Tops Weekend Box Office

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 Viagra may be an effective agent against colorectal cancer. 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.


  • More Than 100 Cited On First Day Of 'Hands Free Georgia Act'
  • Thousands Expected For Peachtree Road Race On Wednesday
  • Forest Park To Decriminalize Marijuana

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 progress scientists are making in engineering human t-cells that will target liver cancer.


  • GBI Warns Of Deadly New Street Drug Found During Autopsies
  • Savannah Names New Police Chief
  • 4th Inmate Dies In Custody This Week

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 two immunotherapies may work synergistically to battle certain tumors.  


  • Equifax Inside Trader Indicted
  • Georgia Teen Births At All-Time Low
  • DEA Raids Gray, GA Medical Practice

  • SCOTUS Decision On Florida - Georgia Water Wars
  • Mercer University Gets $700K N.I.H. Grant
  • Today Is National HIV Testing Day

  • Veteran Lights Himself On Fire At Georgia Capital Building
  • Reality Winner Enters Guilty Plea In Espionage Case
  • Protest Rally Set For This Afternoon Following SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling

  • MARTA Maintains Streetcar Fare
  • Plasma Manufacturing Plant On The Way To Covington
  • Goats Go To Work In  Savannah

  • Cobb County Files Opiod Lawsuit
  • Half Of Evidence Missing In Timothy Coggins Murder Trial
  • Atlanta Employment Rate At All-Time High

  • Cagle Committee To Consider State Take Over Of Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • DNR To Vote On New Rules For Deer Hunters
  • Georgia Aquarium Expansion Project Moves Forward

  • Georgia Maintains Triple-A Credit Rating
  • Augusta Takes Steps Toward White Water Riverfront Attraction
  • Another Child Dies After Being Left In Hot Car

  • Atlanta City Council Approves First Budget Of Lance Bottoms Administration
  • No-Show Jurors May Delay Race-Related Murder Trial
  • DOE Appealing MOX Construction Continuation Ruling

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 Neutrophil Extracellular Traps…or NET’s…can worsen the damage caused by traumatic brain injury. 


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