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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

Here Come The Girls 14 – Listen Again!

Tunes from the girls ranging from 1941 – 2020! PLAYLIST Sheryl Crow – Tell Me When It’s Over (2019) Whitney read more

GR80s 2nd April

PLAYLIST The Pretenders – Talk Of The Town Spandau Ballet – Through The Barricades The Beautiful South – Song For read more

Then and Now 3 – Listen again

Ah, I do enjoy putting these ‘Then & Now’ shows together, this one takes us back to 1965 with The read more

GR80’s March DOUBLES – Listen again.

On the last show of the month I play DOUBLES! Two songs from each 80’s artist back to back! PLAYLIST read more

Here Come the Girls 13 – Listen again

Xanthe presented the 13th show in her series Here Come The Girls with all female lead tracks from 1964 – read more

GR80’s 19th March

THIS WEEK IN… 1981 – After seven years and the longest time playing the title role, Tom Baker left Doctor read more

GR80’s February Doubles – Listen Again

Here is the last show of Feb 2020 where I play DOUBLES! That’s two songs from each artist back-to-back! PLAYLIST read more

GR80s 12th March

Which celebrity, born in the 80’s, are you celebrating your birthday with this week?…. 1980 – Flavia Cacace, Italian-English dancer read more

GR80’s Collaborations

Just for a change I thought I’d play all collaborations this week! PLAYLIST Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin – Sisters Are read more

GR80s 20th February

This week in 1982 Singer singwriter & four time Grammy Award winner Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Giraldo, on read more

GR80s gets Loved Up – Listen Again

Its almost Valentines so GR80’s got all loved up and played lots of songs with Love in the title! Listen read more

GR80s 6th Feb

NEW THIS WEEK In 1983 The Rolling Stones concert film Let’s Spend the Night Together opens in New York. It read more

GR80’s last show of January – Listen again

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

GR80’s 23 Jan

THIS WEEK IN…. 1985 – Supergroup “USA for Africa” records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise read more

GR80’s 16 Jan

NEWS THIS WEEK… 1980 The British record TV audience for a film was set when over 23 million viewers tuned read more

GR80’s 9 January – Listen again

THIS WEEK IN… 1985 – One of the biggest music festivals in the world begins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, read more

GR80’s in 2020

The first show of the new year, and I’m playing Number 1’s from across the decade! PLAYLIST ABBA – Happy read more

Here Come The Girls Christmas 2019-2020

The last festive show of the year from Xanthe Bearman. All female lead Christmas tunes to brighten up your New read more

Xanthe Bearman’s Slightly Unusual Christmas 2019

Xanthe Bearman is playing slightly unusual Christmas songs! Songs you may never have heard before. Unusual Christmas covers by well-known read more

GR80’s AT CHRISTMAS 2019 – listen again

It’s an all out GR80’s Christmas! Festive songs from the decade and Christmas #1’s. PLAYLIST Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus read more

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