Karyn Hay and Andrew Fagan

Posted on 18 June 2009

Rock'n'roll couple Karyn Hay and Andrew Fagan have both had long and varied careers in New Zealand music and media. They are currently night-time hosts on Radio Live, but Fagan spent many years as the lead singer of pop band The Mockers, and Hay was the long-time host of iconic music show Radio with Pictures. Hay and Fagan are also both published authors. In this ScreenTalk interview, the pair talk to James Coleman about:
  • The trials and tribulations of getting a music video made in NZ in the 80s through TVNZ's "sausage factory"
  • Radio with Pictures and the decision to play the forbidden video - AFFCO by The Skeptics
  • Hay's work on her favourite music video of all those she has directed - Hey Judith by The Dribbling Darts Of Love in the 90s
  • Fagan's cameo appearance in the Hey Judith video
This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence. Credits: Interview by James Coleman, Camera and Editing by Leo Guerchmann.


NZ music, radio with pictures, karyn hay, andrew fagan, music, presenter, the mockers, radio live


by Toni Fisher on 29 June 2009 at 5:17 pm

I am a long time fan of both Karyn and Andrew in fact I was Andrews penpal about 20 years ago. I listen to them every night on Radio Live. Something is really bugging me! Are they still married???? I get the impression when I am listening to them on the radio that they are living seperatly. If you could find out could you please let me know as I am curious. Thanks.

by irene gardiner on 01 July 2009 at 9:36 am

Yes, Karyn and Andrew are still married, and they have two sons Seth and Fabian. Occasionally they are at separate residences because Karyn goes away to write. She is a novelist as well as a broadcaster.

by bill on 16 August 2009 at 12:19 am

fagin couldnt sing was problem with his band bloody dirges couldnt dance to songs no beat....karen ohhhh still looks hot even without makeup on here must be 50 now she was something to behold on her tv shows years ago.

by Dave W on 13 September 2009 at 5:42 pm

Always loved the Mockers, The poetic picture he painted with his songs in my opinion has never been surpassed.

by Paul Adams on 18 October 2009 at 5:06 pm

Now this one's out of the blue , looking at a few LP's at the market the other day and came across the album swear it's true opened it up and there in front of me is the bands Signatures there are Geoff , Tim , Dean ,Steve and cant make out the other one m??? cant see Andrew's name there if I can sent a photo to maybe Andrew to see if it's his , how would one go about it , or if it's not , sending to LP to him to sign , many thanks Paul Adams

by irene gardiner on 27 October 2009 at 3:06 pm

I'd say it will be Andrew's signature as he is the missing band member from your list. You could track him down through Radio Live if you want to...

by Paul Adams on 29 October 2009 at 5:40 pm

Just found out it is Andrews signature

by Robyn Roestenburg on 30 July 2013 at 9:35 pm

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