AUGUSTA, Ga. – Andrew Dawson has been named Station Manager and Host of GPB Augusta (WACG-FM, 90.7), the Georgia Public Broadcasting station housed on Georgia Regents University’s Summerville Campus, effective Aug. 1. The appointment follows the January signing of a memorandum of understanding between GRU and GPB to revitalize the station.
“We are excited to have Drew join GRU as Station Manager and Host,” said David Brond, GRU Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing. “He will play an integral role in our university community and in the city of Augusta, continuing to deliver on our commitment to inform and educate.”
A 30-year veteran of radio, Dawson previously served as Host, News Anchor, and Reporter for WGBH-Boston Public Radio, as well as News Anchor and Features Reporter for Virtual News Center. Prior to that, he worked as the Boston Operations Manager for Metro Networks, where he supervised more than 60 producers and anchors in 14 locations across six cities.
“Drew’s extensive journalism background and leadership experience will help to shape the future of GPB Augusta,” said Tanya Ott, Vice President of Radio at GPB. “We have big things planned for the station, and we are confident that Drew can lead that transformation.”
“This is an exciting time to join the station,” Dawson said. “I am honored to have this unique opportunity to work in concert with the leadership at Georgia Regents University and GPB. We are developing a new vision and a new plan for the radio station; one that will effectively serve the Augusta area with NPR quality content.”
Dawson is a National Black Programmer’s Coalition Station of the Year award recipient. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Syracuse University.
Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution. http://www.gru.edu