Imagine reading a mystery novel. You get to the end, full of anticipation for the unexpected twist. But instead of a surprise, the solution to the mystery is obvious. It was predictable from the very beginning. You’re disappointed because the author deprived you of the surprise.
Now, imagine watching a drama series on TV. You’ve been binge watching for a week. Just as the final episode draws to a conclusion, nothing happens. It’s like any other episode. There’s no pay off because they didn’t give you a surprise in the story.
It’s exactly the same with radio performance. As you know, every break on the air is telling a story. That’s especially true with personal stories.