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 January DOUBLES – listen again

Join Xanthe Bearman for her special end of the month show – GR80’s DOUBLES! Two songs from each artist back-to-back read more

GR80s 20 Jan – Listen Again

Listen again to the 20th Jan show here: PLAYLIST George Michael – Faith Mari Wilson – Cry Me A River read more

Here Come the Girls 32

PLAYLIST Christine Aguilera – Beautiful (2002) Esther Philips – What A Difference A Day Makes (1975) Helen Reddy – Angie read more

GR80s 13 January 2022

PLAYLIST Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me Elvis Costello – I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down Junior read more

GR80’s 6th January 2022 – Listen Again

Listen to Xanthe’s first GR80’s show of 2022 again here: PLAYLIST D-Train – You’re the One for Me Tina Turner read more

GR80’s at Christmas – listen again

Listen again to the GR80’s Christmas show here: PLAYLIST: Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time John Mellencamp – I Saw read more

GR80’s 16 December – Listen Again

Listen again to Xanthe’s 16th December GR80’s show here: PLAYLIST Eurythmics – Winter Wonderland Sonia – You’ll Never Stop Me read more

GR80’s 9th December – Listen Again

Listen again to the GR80’s 9th December show here: PLAYLIST David Essex – A Winters Tale Electric Light Orchestra – read more

GR80s 2nd December 2021

Xanthe opens the first show of December with Kate Bush & December Will Be Magic Again, which is proven to read more

GR80’s November Doubles – Listen again

Listen again to the GR80’s November Doubles show here: Two songs from each artist back-to-back PLAYLIST Randy Crawford – You read more

GR80s 18 November

PLAYLIST Prince & Sheena Easton – U Got the Look Average White Band – Let’s Go Round Again Pat Benetar read more

GR80s 11 Nov – Listen again

Listen again to GR80’s from 11 November here: PLAYLIST Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody Then Jerico – read more

GR80s 4 November

NEWS THIS WEEK IN… 1986 – Kim Wilde released her fifth studio album “Another Step” which contained her comeback worldwide read more

Then and Now, Oct 21 – Listen again

Xanthe presents Then and Now, listen again here: PLAYLIST Killers – Mr Brightside (2003), In Another Life Police – Don’t read more

GR80s October Doubles – Listen again!

On the last show of the month Xanthe plays DOUBLES – two songs from each 80’s artist back to back! read more

Here Come The Girls Oct21 – Listen Again

Xanthe Bearman presents two hours of female lead tracks from 1959 – 2021! Listen again here: PLAYLIST The Spice Girls read more

GR80’s 21 October

PLAYLIST Queen – A Kind of Magic Adam & The Ants – Stand and Deliver Midge Ure – If I read more

GR80s 14th October

NEWS THIS WEEK IN…. 1985 – In Sept and October 1985 there was a bit of a tussle for the read more

GR80s 7th October – Listen again

Listen again to Xanthe’s 7th October show here: News this week in: 1982 “Love Over Gold” – the album by read more

GR80’s September Doubles – Listen again

Its the last show of the month so Xanthe plays ‘Doubles’ – two song’s from each 80’s artist back to read more

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