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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 Weds 18th Sept

THIS WEEK IN 1982 The Who begin their only formally announced “farewell” tour in Washington, D.C with the Clash as read more



GR80’s Rip It Up & start again….

PLAYLIST Orange Juice – Rip It Up Five Star – Can’t Wait Another Minute Elton John – Wrap Her Up read more



GR80s Xanthe’s Birthday week!

Yes, I’m having a birthday WEEK!! So if it’s your birthday this week, then lets celebrate together with HAPPY BIRTHDAY read more



GR80’s AUGUST DOUBLES

On the last show of the month I play DOUBLES! That’s two songs from each 80’s artist back-to-back. PLAYLIST Eddy read more



GR80’s August – listen again

Another chance to hear this weeks GR80’s show! PLAYLIST B-52’s – Love Shack Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World read more



GR80s – remember the TV whodunit “Murder in Space”?

NEWS THIS WEEK 1985 ITV aired the US intergalactic whodunit Murder in Space. The film was shown without the ending, read more



GR80’s debut solo album by Gloria Estefan celebrated its first week at #1

NEWS THIS WEEK Cuts Both Ways – the debut solo album by Gloria Estefan celebrated its first week at #1,  read more



A level results – teacher & student interviews with Xanthe Bearman

A level results day is Thursday, 15 August 2019. I recently met up with senior school teacher Paul Faithfull and read more



GR80’s July Doubles

On the last show of the month I play ‘doubles’ – that’s two songs from each 80’s artist back to read more



Songs with similar titles…. Listen again.

Looking through my 80’s tracks I thought that I had lots of songs with the same title. Like WHY – read more



Remembering Live Aid 1985

Don’t be ridiculous – Live Aid was 34 years ago you say?? Surely not [counts on fingers] OH GOOD GRIEF! read more



1987 – Kylie’s recording career begins with the The Loco-Motion

NEWS THIS WEEK in.. 1987 – Kylie Minogue’s recording career begins with the release of her cover version of the read more



GR80’s JUNE DOUBLES

Its my special DOUBLES show where I play 2 songs from each artist back to back. PLAYLIST Terence Trent D’arby read more



GR80’s 1986 – The Queen Is Dead, album by The Smiths released!

NEWS THIS WEEK 1986 The Queen Is Dead, the third studio album by The Smiths was released. The album spent read more



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

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