Ben Ward

Technical Director

About

Ben presents No Magic on Tuesday evenings, and has been with BFF.fm 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 BFF.fm's Technical Director.

Shows

“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

It's March, still, again. Bit of a lazy show tonight as we don't feature an album of the week, but , no matter, a full set…

No Magic № 95 120 mins

This week's episode features the new Hannah Peel record Fir Wave , and sends the whole show into a meditative, brooding, trance in and around the…

No Magic № 97 120 mins

One whole year of “broadcasting in place”. An mostly-bitter anniversary, if we're being honest. The discombobulated sensation of being in exactly the same place, and yet…

No Magic № 96 120 mins

It's March, still, again. Bit of a lazy show tonight as we don't feature an album of the week, but , no matter, a full set…

No Magic № 95 120 mins

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