Ben Ward

Technical Director · he/him

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 the end of June, everything still feels very summery, and in the interests of feeling that sunshine delight we're featuring Eels classic 2000 record Daisies…

No Magic 120 mins

A live show from the Secret Alley tonight — which is always fun. We're featuring a new album from Leed's own Katie Harkin , her second…

No Magic № 130 120 mins

Thanks for tuning in to No Magic. This week featuring one of my all time favourite records that's been on my list to highlight since the…

No Magic № 129 120 mins

Ever have days when you're just exhausted and need to kick back? Today my somewhat beloved football team Nottingham Forest scraped through to a playoff final…

No Magic № 128 120 mins

Blog Posts

That was 2021!

It's 2022! Raise a glass (or other appropriate drinking vessel of your preference) and look back on the music and audio highlights of 2021 at BFF.fm Read More →