Frank R. Chaffin

Profile Updated: March 1, 2018
Frank R. Chaffin
Residing In: Topeka, KS USA
Spouse/Partner: Linda (McCall) Chaffin
Homepage: wrendigitalmedia.com
Occupation: Owner of WREN Radio: wrendigitalmedia.com
Children: Brady, born 1965. Married Cindi Seckman.Son, Braden (17 yrs old)
Timi, born 1968. Married Jeff Musselman. More…Daughters Dani, 23 and Jordyn,20. Jordyn attends Northwest Missouri State on a Volleyball Scholarship. Dani is finishing studies at Washburn. She was admitted to grad school MSW degree. Grandson, Braden Chaffin has found a love for music and acting. He had a singing and major role in "Urine Town at T-West last Spring. He auditioned and was accepted at a T-West Singer for his sophomore & junior years.And, he is a member of the Concert Choir. He played Pony Boy in "The Outsiders" at Helen Hocker Theatre; Uncle Fester in the Addams Family. OK 'nough bragging. See ya at the 60th (???)
Yes! Attending Reunion
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2011 Thanksgiving week-end was the THS Madrigals 75th Reunion/Concert. Linda & I were there to rehearse for 6 hours for the concert that evening (Sat). 150 voices!! What an experience. You can view/hear some of the songs on YouTube. Select Topeka High Madrigals 7th Reunion.
Update: WREN radio is doing well! We have over 200,000 listeners local and worrldwide. It's a kick!! Oldies from the 50s, 60s, early 70s. Grandlids are still our focus. Dani will be graduating from Washburn soon. Jordyn will graduate from WRHS this spring and be off to play volleyball on scholarship at Northwest Missouri State. Braden is now a freshman at T-West. Is in music, plays soccer, and is Army ROTC. He's on their competition drill team... and is already a Pfc.

School Story:

The Madrigals had been at an appearance -- can't remember where - But, point is Mr Fly was behind my car (not the whole group - but two or three of us guys) in his car on return to THS. For grins we turned off at "The Goose". It was (of course) to get a rise out of him. I can't believe he put up with the crap we pulled on him!! God rest his soul. He was a good man!!

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Frank R. Chaffin has left an In Memory comment for George L. Shields.
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Jul 09, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I met George when I moved to Topeka in the summer of 1955. We ran kind wild. I did not see muchof him at THS. But, later in life I ran into him, seemingly, everywhere. He had a limo service...and some really good customers!

RIP, wild man!!

Frank R. Chaffin has left an In Memory comment for Benny J. Erwin.
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Jun 29, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Benny and I were classmates at Crane Jr. High. He was a lineman on the football team...and kept mer from getting crushed!  I was one day older that Benny (Jan 5, 1943).  RIP, Benny!!!

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Frank R. Chaffin has left an In Memory comment for Stanley W. Nyswonger.
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Dec 11, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Stan was always a fun guy to be around. I remember a late night trip down Quinton Heights Hill (no snow) in his old clunker. I have ofter thought about him through the years. So sorry to hear of his passing!

Frank R. Chaffin has left an In Memory comment for Tom R. Magerkurth.
Jan 19, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Tom was a cool guy. He was always friendly and positive. 

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Frank R. Chaffin has left an In Memory comment for Kathy Kistler Green.
Sep 27, 2016 at 8:33 PM

So very sorry to hear. Oddly enough, I was recently thinking about her. She was my cousin. However, a "kissin' cousin".  

Jul 27, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Hey Crosby...are you coming to the 55th Reunion?? C'mon!! We're not getting any younger!!!

Frank R. Chaffin has left an In Memory comment for Michael C. Davis.
May 18, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Mike and I were pledge brothers then actives at Kansas Beta of Phi Delta Theta at Washburn University. In coelis est, brother Mike!

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Frank R. Chaffin has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Jun 13, 2015 at 4:33 PM

So sorry to hear of Beverly ' s passing. Went to Crane, THS, Washburn U with her. She was always positive and joyful. She will bee missed. Too many of our classmates passing now!*

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Mar 20, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Mike & I went to Crane Jr. High. He and I played football there. I was quarterback, he right end. I would call a pass play that would go to Mike. He was very tall in Jr. High so it was an easy target. I would throw the ball to where I knew he would be -- and I would see this pair of hands come up over the defense -- catch -- touchdown!!

It was great to see and talk with Mike at the 50th Class Reunion. He was a good man. He will be sorely missd. R.I.P. Mike!!

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Dec 22, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Hey Crosby. Just "surfing" the class website today. Decided to say "HI". Hope you are well and happy. Hope you're still listening to WREN (on the internet). yeah -- just can't walk away from it all!! wrenradio.net or on Tunein Radio. Call in or email a request some Saturday when I'm on: 11-2 CST!! Merry Christmas!!

Frank R. Chaffin has left an In Memory comment for Lawrence Hahn.
Dec 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

OMG!  Larry was one of my best friends at THS and Washburn and through the years. I lost track of him a few years ago. And now, to hear of his passing! I am saddened!!  RIP, Friend.  We're losing too many classmates this year!!

 

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Dec 01, 2014 at 4:32 PM

When I moved to Topeka in 1955, Mary was one of my first friends. I met her that summer and spent many a raucous evening at the Starbuck household. Her big brothers, of course, gave me all kinds of grief. Mary was a great, happy person! She and Linda became fast friends for life.  We are greatly saddened by her passing. However...it was also a blessing. Her suffering is done. She and Ralph can now continue their adventures!!

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Posted on: May 12, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Hey--I hope you're tuned in to WREN Radio!! We have a lot of California listeners!! wrenradio.net Click on "Listen Live" and enjoy the 50s, 60s, early 70s!!

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:06 AM
Granddaughter Dani after making the "kill" and winning 4th State Volleyball Championship at Washburn Rural!!
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Grandpa Frank & Grandson Braden getting ready to ride "Black Beauty".
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Granddaughter Jordyn...at Braden's hockey game.
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Dani Musselman. 16-year-old granddaughter was named an All American (Special Mention) by Prep Volleyball on Feb 8, 2011. This ranks Dani among the top 380 HS girls volleyball players in the NATION!! She was also named All Centernnial League and All-State!! WOW!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:06 AM
(from left) Dani, 16, Jordyn,13,Braden 10.
Taken at Lake Shawnee 11/6/10 by daughter-in-law Cindi.