Ed' Flash' Ferenc shares personal story why his family is so committed to helping Cleveland's MS com
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
For almost 2 decades now I have been involved promoting the wonderful things that happen at Our Lady of the Wayside, an organization that started in 1967 and today cares for 450 children and adults with developmental disabilities in Northeast Ohio. For the first time in 4 years, the Wayside staged an event last night at Gordon Green. Over 300 people were there and they all witnessed the magic of Terry Davis and what he has accomplished as CEO. The theme was Duets and this is how “they do it” at the Wayside.