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Rick Macias go forward with it. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.

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Rick Macias lives in Chanute, Kansas. He is currently employed with KLKC. He assists with the programming. He shares why he wanted to participate in the Resource Central Broadcast as, "I wanted to do this so other people that are disabled will know, that you know, you can work. There is programs out there that will allow you to work and also to keep your benefits."

The work involves entering the shows and sometimes music. And to make sure that all of our Royals games and basketball games air correctly.  

Rick explained the training and preparation involved in being able to do this type of work. "I’ve been trained by KLKC. You do not have to go to school for it. It just takes training. It is not easy. At first you, At first you will get, you will get a little bit frustrated. But then as you go on you will eventually learn how to do it. Like I got it down, like I got it down pat. I used to use a cheat sheet but now I don’t even need to look at that anymore."

Ricks goal is to one day produce his own radio shows to air on the radio. and to work towards doing the shows live. Rick explained, "I want to do a show to inspire people that, you know, let your voice be heard when you are disabled. Don’t, don’t hold back. Like when you have something on your mind that you want to do, go for it. Don’t let your disability stop you. Because that is what I used to think but now I don’t think that anymore. I push forward and what I want I succeed in."

The process of going to work and being successful is something a person can do. Rick explained the steps he used, "I wanted to start working I contacted the state and then contacted the people who I needed to contact. And I just pretty much just stayed on them and told them that yes, I want to work, now please help, please help me find work. And I told them what I wanted to do and we worked together. And I had to contact several people. And go through several sets of paper work. And all kinds of things. But I never give up."

He shared his hope as, "I enjoy, I enjoy this line of work. But what I want everybody to know is don’t give up, when you have a goal set in mind, go forward with it. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise."