WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    Form 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 1, 2003

                                AirGate PCS, Inc.

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   Delaware                          027455                      58-2422929
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(State or other               (Commission File No.)         (I.R.S. Employer ID
Jurisdiction of                                              dentification No.)

            233 Peachtree Street, N.E.                  30303
            Harris Tower, Suite 1700,                (Zip Code)
                 Atlanta, Georgia
     (Address of principal executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 525-7272

                                 Not Applicable

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Item 7.           Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

       Exhibit No.            Description

       99.1                   Press Release of AirGate PCS, Inc. July 1, 2003

Item 9.           Regulation FD Disclosure

On July 1, 2003 AirGate PCS, Inc. a Delaware  corporation (the "Company") issued
a press release announcing that Robert A. Ferchat has been named chairman of the
Company's  board of directors.  Mr.  Ferchat  replaces Barry J.  Schiffman,  who
resigned from his position on the board. A copy of the press release  referenced
above is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                         AIRGATE PCS, INC.

Date: July 2, 2003
                                         By:  /s/ William H. Seippel
                                                  William H. Seippel
                                                  Chief Financial Officer