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Old Oktoberfest tradition: From dumping beer on e/other to selecting Mrs. O based on “poise and personality”

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UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky, in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on Sept. 30, 2022.

A rollercoaster of a Friday with UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM.


La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:07 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska)


We had some fun talking about some Oktoberfest traditions that no longer are practiced, like tossing beer into the air and selecting Mrs. Oktoberfest based on a contest judging women’s “poise and personality, cooking and homemaking skills.”

Kicked off the show taking a deep dive on some political news, including the Wisconsin’s governor race with the most ad spending in the U.S. and candidates flip-flopping on certain issues.

We also talked about Oxycontin and the pharmaceutical lawsuit, after No. 3 called about his back pain.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Annette Apfel

    October 1, 2022 at 10:08 am

    I attended WWTC in the late 60’s. One of the required classes was Charm and Personality. We learned how to walk up and down the stairs properly how to cross one’s legs dress appropriately etc. I remember that it was taught by a former Miss ? from down south. I had to laugh when I listened to the conversation about Mrs. Oktoberfest qualifications from bygone days. That was the expectation of women in those days!! Greet your husband with a beverage in your hand looking your best with dinner warming in the oven. We have come a long way!

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