On March 12, 2011, a handful of Audio8ball.com and MtRockRadio.com Djs and staff flew to New York city to attended the 71st annual IBS International College Radio and Webcasting Conference. It was the first time that they had attented the Conference and for most students, it was the first time they had gone to New York. The Audio8ball.com Staff had also entered the IBS Golden Microphone Trophy Awards and they walked away with 4 IBS Golden Mics, which tied for the most wins of the over 200 schools that entered for the IBS Gold Mics. The winners are:
- Alan Bailey (Walnut, CA.) won for Best News Feature with his story, Eddies Wheels.
- Ray Holdridge (Upland, CA.) won for Best Station Promo. This is Ray’s first IBS Gold Mic.
- Alan Bailey also won for Best Specialty Program, for his show on Audio8ball.com, The Pit Pass.
- And the Audio8ball.com Website won for Best Website in The nationwide competition.