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|Birth name||Edward Woodley Kalehoff, Jr.|
September 1, 1945 |
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Edward Woodley "Edd" Kalehoff, Jr. (born September 1, 1945) is an American television music composer who specializes in compositions for television.
Composer of about 1,000 pieces, mainly for television, his credits include many of the music cues used on The Price Is Right (although the 1972 theme is officially attributed to Sheila Cole ) and the Nickelodeon game show Double Dare; a music package for ABC Sports that updated and expanded the Monday Night Football theme; music for WNBC-TV's famous 1992 promotional campaign "We're 4 New York"; and many television news music and station image packages used on stations such as WEWS-TV in Cleveland, and WNYW-TV, WCBS-TV and WNBC-TV in New York City. The NBC Stations package composed in 1995 for WNBC was used by the station until 2003. Due to its long run as the music package for WNBC, it is widely known in the Tri-State Region. His most recent work is the new theme for the PBS NewsHour as part of a new on-air look launched on July 20, 2015.
As a keyboard player and record producer
Kalehoff is a noted keyboard player, being a featured performer in the documentary film Moog and keyboardist for several albums by The Roches. He was prominently featured in a 1973 television commercial for Schaefer Beer as "Edd Kalehoff at the MOOG synthesizer" playing his rendition of the company's jingle.
He was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. His father Edward Woodley ("Woody") Kalehoff Sr. was a well-known musician who played piano in the White House for both presidents Roosevelt and Truman. He was married to Broadway actress and singer Andrea McArdle, and their daughter Alexis has appeared in many Broadway productions. The couple divorced in August, 2011. He has two sons, Max and Rex, from his first marriage.
- Monday Night Football
- ABC Sports (1993 closing sequence)
- World News Tonight
- Wide World of Sports (also a Showcase cue on TPiR)
- Nightly Business Report
- Numerous cues for The Price Is Right (including the 1994 syndicated theme)
- Concentration (1973)
- Tattletales (1974)
- Double Dare/Card Sharks (Same piece used on two shows. A different Kalehoff composition was used for the 1986-1989 version of Card Sharks.)
- Child's Play
- Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour (currently used as a prize/car cue on The Price Is Right)
- Family Feud (1994, 3 cues of which are used as car/showcase prize cues on The Price Is Right (1972 and 1994 versions), as well as the intro to Grand Game)
- Trivia Trap
- Nick Rocks
- Double Dare (Nickelodeon version)
- Finders Keepers
- Think Fast!
- Make the Grade
- History IQ
- The View
- PBS NewsHour (new theme music introduced in 2015)
- other projects for Mark Goodson Productions
News music packages composed by Edd Kalehoff
- Dayna (WJBK)
- Eyewitness Primetime (WJBK, after switch to Fox)
- Good Day (WNYW, Good Day New York)
- Grandeur (WCBS-TV; now used as a Showcase cue on The Price Is Right)
- Groove News (KNSD)
- Industrial Strength (WTTG)
- Major Theme (WJBK)
- NBC Stations (WNBC)
- Nightcast (WCBS)
- Straight Talk (WJBK)
- Today's 4 (WBZ-TV)
- We're 4 New York (WNBC package/campaign)
- Live on 5 (WEWS)
- Evening News (WJBK)
- CNBC Music Package 2000-2003
- Segal, Corinne (July 20, 2015). "The NewsHour has a new theme song, and we assume you'll want to talk about it". PBS NewsHour: Art Beat. PBS. Retrieved 2015-10-28.