At present, DZBB is considered as one of the top stations in the AM band in Metro Manila and is recognized as one of the most awarded radio stations in the Philippines.
DZBB was established on March 1, 1950 by Robert "Uncle Bob" La Rue Stewart, in a small office space in Calvo Building, Escolta, Manila with mostly second-hand equipment and an old and surplus radio transmitter. Despite of lack of new broadcasting facilities, the station has scored many milestones with its news, senate and congress coverage, breaking news, exclusives, and blow-by-blow accounts of major national events. It also pioneered on trendsetting shows such as Camay Theater of the Air, Tawag ng Tanghalan, Newscoop, Kwentong Kutsero and others. Some of these shows eventually went to television. DZBB was also the first to air live coverages extended not just to news and public affairs, but also to entertainment and educational programs, in 1957, DZBB moved to the new home at EDSA, Quezon City.
Due to the success of DZBB, Bob Stewart ventured to television on October 29, 1961 as DZBB-TV Channel 7 with the branding RBS-7 (Now known today as GMA-7 Manila). The station seized in 1972 due to Martial Law. 2 years after, Channel 7, DZBB and other provincial radio and television stations were eventually sold to the triumvirate of Gilberto Duavit, Sr., Menardo Jimenez and Felipe Gozon.
The station was known as "Bisig Bayan" during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their new identity made the station more popular to radio listeners in Metro Manila. Rafael "Paeng" Yabut, Bobby Guanzon, Lito Villarosa, Rene Jose, Rey Pacheco, Joe Taruc, Jimmy Gil, Arman Roque, "Manang Rose" Clores, German Moreno, Inday Badiday and Helen Vela are the personalities aired on the "Bisig Bayan" format.
It was also in the early 1990s when DZBB came out with "Kape at Balita", a morning news/commentary/talk show hosted by Bobby Guanzon and then GMA News reporter Jessica Soho. Shown simultaneously on GMA television and DZBB, it was one of the first TV-radio simulcast program in the country, with Guanzon anchoring the show from the DZBB studio, and Soho hosting from the GMA TV news studio.
In 1999, the station was renamed "Super Radyo DZBB" and much of their programming focuses on news and current events.
DZBB's programmes are mostly news, current issues, and news analysis; produced by GMA News and Public Affairs department. Their morning radio shows were anchored mostly by news anchors and personalities from television.
The station also has a newscast entitled "Super Balita", four times during the day; morning, noon (both aired nationwide on all Super Radyo stations in the Philippines), afternoon and late night. They also simulcast news and public affairs programs of GMA Network such as 24 Oras, the network's primetime news program.
Meanwhile. The program "Nagmamahal, Manay Gina", also known as the Best Radio Drama in the 2009 Catholic Mass Media Awards, the radio drama was stop broadcast due to Manay Gina's Political plans.