Ben Ward

Technical Director · he/him


Ben presents No Magic on Tuesday evenings, and has been with since 2014.

A ten-year transplant to San Francisco from his native UK, he grew up listening to BBC Radio legends like Steve Lamacq, Jo Wiley, Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley, John Peel, and Dave Pearce. They gave him a sense of how to do radio with a certain style and class that he one day only hopes to achieve.

Before No Magic, Ben co-hosted Eclectic Kettle, and he has appeared on episodes of 1.21 Gigawatts, Hello Sunshine, The Long Lunchbreak (twice), and Radical Advice.

In addition to DJ'ing, Ben serves as's Technical Director.


“This isn't about looking good. This isn't about making people like you. Remember why we're here: No magic. Just music.”

Recent Shows

The past year, as you're aware, has been a lot . It's with great relief that, with the power of 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine…

No Magic № 102 120 mins

This week's No Magic features the solo breakthrough for Jamie xx , his full album remix with Gil Scott-Heron , We're New Here. Released just a…

No Magic № 101 120 mins

Well hello, it's the 100th broadcast of No Magic! Somehow, two and bit years passed us by just like  that. Alas, we cannot celebrate with a…

No Magic № 100 120 mins

This week's show embraces old warm night sounds through The Coral 's 2007 Roots & Echoes , a precursor to their new album Coral Island that…

No Magic № 99 120 mins

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