The Morning Xtra with Zinno, Tug & Rhino

WEEKDAYS 6:00am to 9:00am

Mark Zinno

Mark Zinno has nearly 20 years of radio and television experience. He started out as a news and sports reporter for WNAV in Annapolis, Maryland before moving to ESPN Radio 1300 in Baltimore in 2006, where he continued doing updates and began hosting his own talk show. Mark was elevated to full-time host when he joined 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore, where he spent a total of eight years with CBS Radio. In 2014, Mark left Baltimore and moved to CBS Radio Atlanta and 92.9 The Game before joining Dickey Broadcasting in 2017.

Mark has done play-by-play for Loyola (College) University Maryland men’s basketball and the University of Maryland Terrapins baseball programs.

Mark is also a member of the Army National Guard, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has deployed twice to Iraq – the first time from 2005-2006 and the second time in all of 2011. He has been awarded two bronze stars and combat action badge for his service in Iraq. Mark graduated from Loyola College in Maryland with a BA in Communications.

Tug Cowart

I am Georgia born and raised, originally from Dalton, GA, but now I live in Alpharetta with my wife Laura and my son Jakob. My family and I are members of Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, and my son keeps me and my wife really busy playing sports. He focuses on baseball, with Georgia Jackets Baseball Club.

I served 4 years in the United States Navy and am a strong advocate and supporter of our men and women in uniform. I am very proud to be from the state of Georgia; how proud you ask? Well, when I was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida which had no state tax, I wouldn’t change my residence away from Georgia to save my self some money.

I have been in radio for 19 years with 11 years in Atlanta market. I started at a little station in my hometown of Dalton, GA. then on to Chattanooga, Tennessee before landing a job here in Atlanta. I did mornings and afternoons on Kicks 101.5 for a long time. My whole career I have always worked country radio, and still do, but have always wanted to cover sports more. You can always find me cheering for the Braves, Bulldogs, Falcons and Hawks. Having said that, I really do pull for all the teams from Georgia including Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State. I love the Georgia Swarm, Atlanta Gladiators and Atlanta United as well!


Scott “Rhino” Rheinhold

scott Rheinhold, The Morning Xtra, xtra 106.3FM, Xtra, rhinoScott “Rhino” Rheinhold has been in the Atlanta Radio Market for over 25 years. He started his radio radio career in New York at 95.5 WPLJ as an intern with Scott Shannon and the promotions team. Scott moved to Atlanta in 1994 and finished school and accepted a job in 1996 as a producer and production director at 790 The Zone in Atlanta. Two years later he found himself as the promotions director at WSTR Star 94 in Atlanta. Scott then accepted a job with Dickey broadcasting as they launched 680 The Fan. Scott was a producer , reporter, sports update guy and personality working on The Buck and Kincade Show, and The Morning Show with Arnie, Rob And Martina. Scott covered the Hawks, Thrashers, Falcons and Braves as well as Georgia Tech and University of Georgia football and basketball.

Scott’s interest in politics began at an early age and has been a love of his since he was 13 years old. Scott has been hosting a political talk show called Freedom Flashpoint that is broadcast on social media platforms. Scott or Rhino as he’s been known is currently a Co-Host on the Morning Xtra with Mark Zinno and Tug Cowart on Atlanta’s only Conservative News and Talk Station XTRA 106.3 FM.