Ben Harvey

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Ben Harvey is a radio, television, and podcast personality in New York City.

Early in his career, Harvey worked at WBRU, Brown University’s commercial alternative rock station, where he started as a DJ at the age of nineteen. Fellow notable alumni include Chris Berman, anchor, ESPN and ABC Sports; Stephen Hill, executive VP of programming at BET; and Alison Stewart, daytime anchor for MSNBC and former VJ for MTV.

Harvey’s first major-market radio stint was at Y100 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he worked the evening shift starting in 2001. In 2003, Harvey joined 92.3 K-Rock in New York City, where he worked the evening slot. When K-Rock changed formats to become the all-talk Free FM in 2005, Harvey left the station.

In 2007 he started in television at the LGBT-related here! television network, where he hosted numerous podcasts and TV programs. The Ben and Dave Show, which premiered online at in October 2007, features Harvey along with his co-host, comedian Dave Rubin.[1] A televised version of the show premiered on here! on March 14, 2008 [2] and continued as The Six Pack podcast and radio show on SiriusXM OutQ show through 2012.

Presently, Harvey is an on-air host at SiriusXM BPM, weekdays noon-6 EST. He also hosts a weekly independent podcast The Bender, "Your Pop Culture & Music Binge."

In 2007, Harvey was the recipient of the NLGJA Excellence in Online Journalism Award for his role as host of here! At the Movies, along with director Michael Eldridge and producer Eric Feldman.[3]


  1. ^ Harvey, Ben and Rubin, Dave. "The Ben and Dave Show" (Podcast). Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  2. ^ Wheat, Alynda (2008-03-14). "What to Watch". Entertainment Weekly. 
  3. ^ "NLGJA Announces 2007 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners & LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame Inductees" (Press release). National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. 2007-08-30. Archived from the original on 6 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 

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