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Xanthe Bearman

I'm a busy mum of three teenagers! I started working as a TV presenter in 2004 and in 2006 I joined Phoenix FM as a co-presenter.

When the station went full time in March 2007, I presented the lunchtime show The Bear at Lunchtime. I really enjoyed the show but when my own business (singing and dancing with pre-school children and babies) got too busy, I had to stand down.

I was brought up in the 80s and LOVE the music of that decade so was delighted when I was asked to rejoin Phoenix FM in June 2014 to present a new weekly 80s show.

I've been lucky enough to interview Mike Stock (Stock, Aitken & Waterman), Denise Pearson (Five Star) and Andy Bell (Erasure). I really enjoy choosing the tracks I'm going to play each week, there is a memory attached to nearly every one!

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Recent posts from Xanthe



GR80’s British Summer themed show

I decided to do a themed show this week all about the British Summer! So lots of rain songs…… Well, read more



GR80’s 2 June – Flowers in the Dirt

NEWS THIS WEEK in… 1989 The album Flowers in the Dirt was released, the eighth studio solo album by Paul read more



Here Come the Girls – Show 9

A special show from me, Xanthe Bearman celebrating songs with a female lead! I played tracks from 1963 right through read more



GR80’s 19th May

NEWS THIS WEEK IN…. 1982 – Queen released their 10th studio album Hot Space . The album was less popular read more



GR80’s 12th May Almost Eurovision…..

Next week – Tue, 14 May 2019 – Sat, 18 May 2019 sees the 64th Eurovision Song Contest live from read more



GR80s 5th May 2019

NEW THIS WEEK IN… 1981 – Scottish vocalist Sheena Easton hits No. 1 in the US with “Morning Train (9 read more



GR80s April Doubles

Its the last show of the month, so I play DOUBLES! That’s two songs from each artist back to back! read more



Big 80’s songs on the Easter Gr80’s show

I played some BIG sing along songs on the Easter show, and also reminisced about the Easter Eggs we had read more



GR80’s April 14th

1984 was a year of several huge selling releases, including at the time the biggest selling single ever. Six singles read more



GR80’s April 7th

THIS WEEK IN…. 1986 – New Kids on the Block released their self-titled debut album, but unfortunately it didn’t do read more



MARCH DOUBLES

On the last show of the month I play DOUBLES! That’s two songs from each artist back to back. THIS read more



GR80’s 17 March

SONGS PLAYED Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away) Abba – The Winner Takes It All Paul McCartney read more



GR80’s 10th March

GR80’s is back on Sunday 2-4pm! PLAYLIST Men at Work – Down Under Madonna – Holiday Fine Young Cannibals – read more



JANUARY 2019 DOUBLES

It’s the last show of the month, so I play DOUBLES! Two songs from each artist back-to-back. PLAYLIST Fine Young read more



The No 1’s this week in the 80’s were….

1980 : Pretenders – Brass In Pocket 1981 : John Lennon – Imagine 1982 : Shakin’ Stevens – Oh Julie read more



GR80’s Clunk Click

This week in 1983 the wearing of seat belts became compulsory in the front of passenger cars. The advertising slogan read more



The GR80’s question – Listen again

I fancied a themed show this week! So here it is, all 80’s songs with QUESTIONS in the title! Listen read more



GR80’s – first show of 2019

Here we go! Crashing into 2019, but still LOVING the 80’s music! THIS WEEK Mike Peters – Lead singer of read more



GR80’s Christmas 2018 – Listen Again

It’s the last show of the month so that means DOUBLES! But, it’s Christmas, so I played one festive tune read more



Here Come The Girls Christmas Special 2018

Xanthe Bearman presents a Christmas Special of her “Here Come the Girls” show! LISTEN AGAIN HERE: PLAYLIST Ella Fitzgerald – read more

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