Ed “Flash” Ferenc is a life long broadcaster and media specialist. While majoring in Communications at Cleveland State University, he started working at WMMS Radio is 1973. Three years later he teamed up with Jeff Kinzbach and started “The Jeff and Flash Show” which eventually ruled the airwaves in Cleveland for over 15 years. At their peak, one out of five radios in the morning was tuned to Jeff and Flash. They were instrumental in getting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame going in Cleveland and in 2002 “Jeff and Flash” were presented with the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting award. In 2004, Flash and his radio partner were inducted into the Ohio Radio/TV broadcasters Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.

 

In 1999, Flash started his own Public Relations/Advertising Company, FlashPoint and in the year 2000, he became the Public Information Officer for the Cleveland Municipal Court, where he currently reports to 12 city judges.

 

Flash is still involved in broadcasting. He hosts a weekday pro-union radio program called America’s Workforce and also produces and hosts FlashPoint, a one hour infomercial. Both programs currently air on 1490 AM WERE.

 

Flash lives in Independence, Ohio with his wife, Debbie. They have five grown children and seven grandchildren. Two of Flash’s children (identical twins Rachael and Stephanie) have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and the family has since been involved in the MS Society. In the past ten years they have raised over $200,000 for the local chapter

The 2021 Home for the Holidays Opens for Tours

(Cleveland) — The 2021 Home for the Holidays in North Royalton, Ohio opened its doors to the public on Friday, December 3 and those who toured the modern farmhouse summed it up in one word—WOW!

As a result, those people touring the home did not hesitate to buy a $100 ticket for a chance to win the $599,000 modern farmhouse. The 3,138 square foot home built by Mike Kandra of Edgewood Homes has four bedrooms, three and a half baths and a three-car garage and is in the Pine Hill Subdivision of North Royalton. The goal is to sell 15,000 tickets and the winner will be announced on New Year’s Eve on NEWS 5. https://youtu.be/2Nrvq8tXROE [youtu.be]

Kandra, who has been building homes since 2003 admits he had to overcome many obstacles due to the current supply chain problem but was pleased to have it open this first weekend of December.

With that being the case, building a home like this in just over four months was a real labor of love. I stayed focused on the result and the many kids that the raffle will benefit,” he said.

 

For the second year in a row, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Cleveland’s Charitable & Education Foundation, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana (OKI) and NEWS 5, (WEWS TV) have teamed up to create the Home for the Holidays campaign where proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish, OKI and the HBA’s Charitable and Education Foundation (HBACEF).

Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Chapter has granted more than 17,500 wishes since it started in 1983.

 

We’re thrilled to be partnering with the HBA’s Charitable & Education Foundation and News 5 again to make wishes come true for local children with critical illnesses. Proceeds from last year’s event allowed us to grant nearly 20 wishes for Northern Ohio kids,” said Make-A-Wish (OKI) President and CEO Stephanie McCormick.

Founded in 2012, the HBA’s Charitable and Education Foundation has provided scholarships for students entering the construction industry and community support on projects including the Greater Cleveland Fisher House, Special Veterans in Need, Homes for Our Troops, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Make-A-Wish.

 

To view a virtual tour of the home, go to: https://kuula.co/post/NkL0P/collection/7qhjZ

Tickets are now available for purchase at www.HBAHomefortheholidays.org

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