Edd Kalehoff

Edward Woodley Kalehoff Jr. (born September 1, 1945) is an American television music composer who specializes in compositions for television.

Edd Kalehoff
Birth nameEdward Woodley Kalehoff Jr.
BornSeptember 1, 1945 (age 73)
Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Notable pieces

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 [1] ) and the Nickelodeon game show Double Dare; a music package for ABC Sports that updated and expanded the Monday Night Football theme; the 1991 theme song for Labatt Blue Jays/Expos Baseball on TSN in Canada; 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, WJBK-TV in Detroit, 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.[2] 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.

Longtime associations

He has long been associated with Score Productions and Mark Goodson Productions and is a favorite composer.

Currently Kalehoff is the chosen composer for ABC News and is a member of BMI who calls him a "legend" along the lines of Mike Post.

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.

As a record producer, he produced several albums including ones for The Roches and Andrea McArdle.

Personal life

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.

It was speculated on a 2003 episode of The Howard Stern Show that Kalehoff receives an estimated $250,000 per year from his compositions still used on The Price Is Right.

Selected filmography

Source: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0435664/

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


  1. ^ https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/search/workID/460335539
  2. ^ IMDb
  3. ^ 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.

External links

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History IQ

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Inside Edition

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Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour

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The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker

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Think Fast (1989 game show)

Think Fast is an American children's game show which aired on Nickelodeon from May 1, 1989 to mid-1990, with reruns airing weekly until June 29, 1991.

For the first season, the show was hosted by Michael Carrington, and announced by James Eoppolo. When the show moved to the new Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida for season two, Carrington was replaced by Skip Lackey. While Eoppolo was invited to stay on as announcer, he was contractually obligated to another project by that time, and was replaced by Henry J. Waleczko. The show's theme music was composed by Edd Kalehoff.

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