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 Solo Women – listen again

This week I played 80’s tunes from Solo Women – next week is the turn of the solo men!! Listen read more

GR80’s for Valentines – Listen again

Listen again to the Loved Up GR80’s here: PLAYLIST Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day The Eurythmics – read more

GR80s 4th February

Rick Astley turned 55 this week! PLAYLIST The Average White Band – Lets Go Round Again Darryl Hall & John read more

GR80’s January doubles

On the last show of the month I play doubles!  Two songs from each artist back-to-back. PLAYLIST Roxette – The read more

GR80’s in the rain!

Lots of rainy songs today! Celebrating their birthdays this week are Billy Ocean who turns 71, and Wham!’s Andrew Ridgeley read more

GR80’s 14th Jan – Listen again

Listen again to this weeks GR80’s show: Birthday this week include Tom Bailey (Thomson Twins) and Paul Young who both read more

GR80’s Jan 7th 2021

One week into the new year and I’m more than happy to be stepping back into the 80’s! PLAYLIST The read more

The last GR80’s of 2020! Listen again…

Its the last show of the month – it’s the last show of the year – so I’m playing DOUBLES! read more

GR80’s at CHRISTMAS – Listen again

We made it to Christmas 2020, it’s an odd one this year, so let me take you back to the read more

A festive “Then & Now” show – Listen again

Xanthe presents a festive “Then & Now” show with two songs from each artist – a 2020 track and an read more

GR80s 17 December

NEWS THIS WEEK IN…. 1981 – An estimated 35 million people around the world watch a live satellite transmission of read more

GR80’s 10th December – Listen Again

Listen again to Xanthe’s show from 10th December here PLAYLIST Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers – A Christmas to Remember read more

3rd December GR80s

PLAYLIST Tears For Fears – Sowing the Seeds Of Love Stray Cats – Runaway Boys Bryan Adams – One Night read more

GR80’s – November Doubles

It’s the last show of the month so I’m playing DOUBLES – two songs from each artist back to back!! read more

GR80’s 19 November

NEWS THIS WEEK IN.. 1987 Cher returns to the charts after five years of absence -time that she took to read more

GR80’s 12 November – Listen again

Listen again : NEWS THIS WEEK in.. 1983  – Duran Duran start their SING BLUE SILVER World Tour. The tour read more

GR80’s Bonfire & Fireworks special – Listen Again

This week I dedicated the first hour of GR80’s to Bonfire Night and Fireworks! Listen again here: BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK read more

GR80’s OCTOBER Doubles – Listen again

Its the last show of the month so I play ‘doubles’ – that’s two songs from each artist back to read more

GR80’s 22 October

THIS WEEK in 1985 Norwegian new wave band A-ha released their debut album “Hunting High and Low” and in 1986 read more

GR80’s 15th October – Listen Again

I opened todays show with the B52’s – Love Shack!! Listen to the show again here: Birthdays this week include read more

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